Originating from a musical family, Phyllis starts taking cello lessons at a young age with Michel Boulanger, Steven Caeyers and Sarah Dupriez until 2008. That same year she wins a second prize at the competition 'Dexia Classics’ and enters the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles where she becomes a student of Marie Hallynck and Edmond Baert. She graduates in 2013 and obtains her Master in Music for cello with honor.
Passionate about historical performance practice and period instruments, she continues her studies on the baroque cello with Hervé Douchy at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and with Rainer Zipperling at Lemmensinstituut Leuven. Phyllis participates in masterclasses in Amsterdam (NL), with Job Ter Haar and in order to specialize in the classical and romantic repertoire, she joins the Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes (FR), where she receives the advice of Ageet Zweistra, Hilary Metzger, Alessandro Moccia, Florence Malgoire and Emmanuel Balssa.
With a profound interest for chamber music, she follows lessons with Guy Danel, Muhiddin Dürrüoglu, Igor Semenoff, Vincent Hepp and Wibert Aerts on the ‘modern’ cello. On the baroque cello, she specializes with Makoto Akatsu, Erik Van Nevel, Herman Stinders, Frank Theuns, Piet Kuijken, Bernard Woltèche en Claire Chevallier.
Nowadays, Phyllis is active as a teacher and regularly joins following ensembles and orchestras : Il Gardellino, BachPlus, Orchestra Van Wassenaer and Musica Gloria. She is cellist at the Sonos Ensemble.