Karin de Fleyt is a renowned international flautist specialized in contemporary classical music. She collaborates with many composers, always looking for innovations, including 10 years with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Karin is flautist in the Hermes Ensemble and is a freelancer in various orchestras and international ensembles. Together with Carla Rees she founded the duo NewFLow, focusing on new repertoire for low flutes. Karin taught flute at the Leeds Conservatoire (2012-2021) and is lecturer in the educational master programme at KASK & Conservatorium Gent since 2009.

At the Conservatory of Antwerp (KCA), Karin is coordinator of research group CORPoREAL and chair of the woodwinds department. Following two research projects at the KCA from Zero to Void: Creative encounters between Mary Bauermeister and Karlheinz Stockhausen (2015-2016) and Sonore Continuum - a look at intermedial instrumental theatre with Lucien Goethals (2018-2019), Karin is currently conducting doctoral research in the Arts entitled Perspectives on time in the music by Stockhausen, the experience of a performer.