Geisa Felipe was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and began having flute lessons at age 10. Her teachers were Celso Woltzenlogel (Professor at the University of Music in Rio - PHD and president of the Brazilian Flute Association), Eduardo Monteiro (professor at the same university) and Renato Axelrud (Principal flute of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra). Her tertiary education in Brazil was undertaken at the School of Music at the National University of Rio de Janeiro. Conjointly to her musical studies, Geisa Felipe also completed a Bachelors degree in Pharmacology.
In 2004, Geisa Felipe began her study towards an Artistic Diploma at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany, with Professor Felix Renggli, which she completed in July 2006.
In the following semester, after successfully completing a very competitive audition process, Geisa Felipe gained a place in the Soloists Class also at the Freiburg Musikhochschule.In addition to her flute lessons with Felix Renggli she has regular Piccolo lessons with Jutta Pulcini and studies Baroque Flute with Karl Kaiser.
In July 2008 she concluded the "Solistendiplom" with "Auszeichnung" (first class honors), the highest postgraduate degree in Germany.
Important Competitions and Solo Performances
*In 2010 she takes part at "The 2nd Beijing Nicolet International Flute Competition", China
Festivals / Teaching
- Venezuelan government exchange organised by the Simon Bolívar Conservatory, in Caracas, in 1998.
- August 2005: invited to participate in the 55th Bayreuth Young Artists Festival, under the direction of Prof.Dr.Peter Gülke and a chamber music course with Ernst-Burghard Hilse ( during 25 years solo principal flute with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra ).
In 2004, Geisa Felipe was invited to give a recital and master class at the VI International Flute Festival of the Brazilian Flute Association.
In July 2009 she is flute teacher at the 20th Festival Internacional de Música Brasileira e Música Antiga de Juiz de Fora - Brazil.
Concerts and Chamber Music
Geisa Felipe is frequently invited to play in concert venues in Brazil and in Europe as soloist and as part of a flute and piano duo. She also performs chamber music with the guitarrist Turíbio Santos (director of the Villa-Lobos Museum) and with the Villa-Lobos Wind Quintet.
2008-2009 Temporary contract as Principal Flute with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, OSESP, including Brazil tour in november 2008
2005 Principal Flute at 55th.Festival junger Künstler Bayreuth, Germany
2000-2004 Principal Flute at the Young Brazilian Symphony Orchestra ( OSB Jovem )
2002 Principal Flute at Young Symphony Orchestra from Mercosul, tour South America
1999-2004 Temporary contracts as first and second flutes with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra ( OSB ), including tour in Brazil.