Born in 1993 in Portugal, Flavia Valente finished her Bachelor in orchestral playing in 2015, studying flute with Nuno Inácio. Between 2015-2017 she studied master in orchestral musician in Haute École de Musique de Genève, where she finished her studies with distinction, having as teachers Jacques Zoon (flute), Jerica Pavli (piccolo) and Serge Saitta (baroque flute).
She played in several orchestras as a substitute player or academist, as Orquestra Clássica de Espinho, Remix Ensemble Summer Academy, Art’Ensemble, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and SWR Sinfonieorchester. As a baroque player she also made part of a project with Gabriel Garrido.
In competitions she won third prize in Festival dos 7 instrumentos, 2nd prize in Paços Premium, merit prize in Escola Professional de Música de Espinho, 2nd prize in Sta Cecilia International Competition and prize Raymond Weil when finishing her master.
As a soloist she gave several recitals in her home country and she played solo with Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa and with Orquestra Clássica de Espinho.
Flavia is currently principal piccolo of Rotterdam Phillarmonic Orchestra and flute player at Ensemble Andante.