Aline Hopchet

Category:muzikant, solist, oude muziek
Genre(s):barok, oude muziek, romantiek
Instrument(s):barokhobo, tenordulciaan, blokfluit, schalmei, flageolet
Contact of:Les Pantalons
Actual/previous member of:Cannamella, Les Pantalons, Oboefolia, Ensemble Clematis


Aline Hopchet obtained her Master diploma in recorder with Bart Spanhove at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain. She continued her studies with Marion Verbruggen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where in 2001 she also obtained her first-phase diploma in baroque oboe with Ku Ebbinge. Fascinated by the old reed instruments she discovered the shawn and the dulcian and completed her studies with Paul Dombrecht. In 2009 she obtained her Master diploma in baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele and Benoît Laurent at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

After collaborating with the ensemble Zefiro Torna as a musician and active co-founder, she was privileged to be invited as a recorder and oboe player by ensembles such as Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Elyma (Gabriel Garrido), Oboefollia (Paul Dombrecht), Clematis and Le Florilège Musical (Guy Lardinois). As a recorder player she added a particular flavour to CD recording of the ensembles Zefiro Torna (Mermaphilia - Eufoda) and Clematis (Symphoniae by Nicolaus à Kempis and Sonates and Cantiones by Carolus Hacquart - Musica Ficta).

In 2004 she founded her own ensemble Cannamella. Cannamella is an Old-Italian word for liquorice as well as for a small reed flute and nicely characterises the ensemble that is based on recorders and double-reed instruments. Cannamella performs the lesser known repertoire of the 16th, 17th and early 18th century, with programmes such as ‘The Vision of Delight’, ‘Blom-Hofken van Cupido’ and ‘La Tortorella’. Her passion for the flageolet (a small 19th- century recorder) resulted in the foundation of the ensemble Les Pantalons.

Aline Hopchet teaches the recorder and ancient music at the ‘Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie’ (IMEP) and the Music Academies of Zaventem and Lokeren. She is also a member of the educational staff of the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Ik ben getrouwd met een kwaaie GrietIk ben getrouwd met een kwaaie Griet (2011)
European folk, Traditional folk
Cannamella, Nicolaus a Kempis, De Fanfaar, Peeter Cornet, Emballage Kado
MermaphiliaMermaphilia (2002)
early music
Zefiro Torna, George De Decker