According to the Internet source given below, Stephanie Brandt was born and raised in Eschweiler (Germany) where she started her musical education at the local music school at the age of 6. Later, she took lessons with Bettina Bäß in Aachen, and was awarded numerous prizes in National and International Youth Competitions ("Jugend Musiziert", Internationale Blockflötentage Engelskirchen, Henri Herman Concours, SONBU Festival Utrecht). She studied with Prof. Michael Schneider
in Frankfurt/Main (1998/1999) and moved to Amsterdam in 1999 to study with Paul Leenhouts
. In 2004 she received her bachelor degree from the Conservatory of Amsterdam and since then follows the Advanced Studies Programme at the same institute, specializing in chamber music and educational studies.
She is a member of The Royal Wind Music
(dir. Paul Leenhouts), a renaissance-recorder double sextet with whom she toured many European countries and recorded two CDs. Together with María Martínez Ayerza
(recorders) & Harma Everts (voice), she founded the contemporary music trio "AeroDynamic". In 2005 they were awarded the 2nd prize during the International Chamber Music competition in Krakow and were also finalists of the Dutch National Chamber Music Competition.
||Brief biography by www.royalwindmusic.org