studied with Koos Verheul at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where she graduated with highest distinction in 1997. She has studied privately and attended master classes with Aurele Nicolet, Peter Lukas Graf, Karlheinz Zòller, Paul Verheij and Patrick Gallois. In 1995, Geerlings won first prize at the European Chamber Music Concours in Colmar, France, and in 1999 she received the ‘Talent of the Year’ (Vriendenkrans) award from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. As principal flutist she has worked with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and many famous conductors, including Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Barbara Hannigan and Jaap van Zweden. For many years she has been associated with the renowned AskoSchönberg Ensemble for contemporary music, and has performed with this group at Carnegie Hall. She has also played at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Ingrid Geerlings is a founding member of the Dutch ensemble ‘Ludwig’.