Originally from Brazil and a student of Celso Woltzenlogel, Raquele Magalhães was selected to receive a grant from the French government to study with the greatest masters of flute in France: Alain Marion, Sophie Cherrier, Philippe Bernold and Philippe Pierlot at both the Paris and Lyon Conservatories.
As a chamber musician, she has performed in numerous countries in Europe, Asia and South America. She has also performed as a soloist with the Orchestre national de Lyon, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, the Orchestre des lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica of Galicia. She has been flute soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly collaborates with various orchestras in Europe.
Raquele Magalhães is a winner of such competitions as the Maria Canals in Barcelona, the Jeunesses Musicales in Bucharest and national competitions in Brazil, where she has won five first prizes. Her passion for sharing her art form has made her a noted teacher. She holds a ‘Certificat d'aptitude' and teaches at the Conservatories of Fontenay-sous-Bois and Puteaux.
Her album Patchwork, recorded in 2016 with the pianist Sanja Bizjak for Evidence Classics, received great praise in France and Germany (a 5 from Diapason, 4 stars from Classique HD, 4 stars from Fono Forum and a positive review from Crescendo). Raquele Magalhaes also recorded Brumes d'Enfances in 2013 with the chorus Accentus on the label Naïve, which received a 5 from Diapason and a ‘ffff' from Télérama.