An experienced soloist and a keen chamber musician and teacher, Marie Hallynck studied under Reine Flachot, Edmond Baert, János Starker, and Natalia Gutman. A laureate of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in 1992 and of the Juventus Foundation, and a Rising star of the ECHO network in 2000, she was selected as Musician of the Year by the Belgian music press in 2002. She has performed with many prestigious ensembles, including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille, and the National Orchestra of Belgium. On concert and on disc, she has been an enthusiastic advocate of the Belgian repertoire (including Lekeu, Vieuxtemps, Jongen, Huybrechts, and Brossé). In a duo with the pianist Cédric Tiberghien, she has made a number of memorable recordings (of Grieg, Schumann, Debussy, Britten, and Bacri). In 2006, together with the pianist Muhiddin Dürrüoglu and the clarinettist Ronald Van Spaendonck, she founded the Kheops Ensemble, which has given her the opportunity to tackle a broad range of chamber music in a variety of line-ups. Marie Hallynck has been teaching at the Royal Brussels Conservatory since she was nineteen.