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''Wonderful stage presence (...)'' Kujala International Piccolo Competition Finals (2017)

''(...) an unforgettable listening experience.'' Trouw (2015)

''Ilonka Kolthof performs with expression, conviction and courage.'' Linkprize Finals (2013)

''Technically very high-level playing by Ilonka Kolthof'' Concertzender (2013)

''Ilonka Kolthof proved her ability of playing modern music with full control.'' FLUIT magazine (2012)

''Enchanted performance by flutist Ilonka Kolthof and pianist Ralph van Raat.'' Trouw (2012)

''(...) Ilonka Kolthof impressed with her precise and nuanced flute playing.'' de Volkskrant (2012)

''(...) sprightly technique and shining flute playing'' Hoog en Laag (2011)

''Spanish fire and virtuosic flute playing (...)'' Rijnsburger Courant (2010)

Ilonka Kolthof

Second Prize winner of the ''2017 Kujala International Piccolo Competition'' Ilonka Kolthof is developing an international career as a versatile flute and piccolo player. As such, she has performed across the U.S. and Europe, including a solo recital at the 2016 National Flute Association's convention in San Diego (CA). Additionally, Kolthof was a Third Prize winner of the ''2014 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition'' in Chicago and a finalist of the ''Concours d'interprétation de la ville de Boulogne-Billancourt'' in 2013. In season 2018/2019 she will release her first piccolo solo CD on Globe Records. 

Besides playing solo concerts, Kolthof performs many concerts as an orchestral musician and chamber music artist. She is a regular guest player with a.o. the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal the Liège, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arnhem Philharmonic, The Hague Philharmonic, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Promenade Orchestra, the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the New Ensemble and the Doelen Ensemble. Feeling equally at home as a concerto soloist, Kolthof performed with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra and Mokum Symphony.

Kolthof initiated the Dutch Piccolo Project, through which she aims to emphasize and bring to the limelight the piccolo as an autonomous solo instrument. As a result of her commitment to contemporary repertoire, Kolthof was awarded scholarships by the Dutch Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and the Willem Mengelberg Fund of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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'Le roi David'

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16-11-2017 - Coming Sunday November 19th I will perform Honegger's rarely performed piece 'Le roi David' together with musicians of the Dutch Promenade Orkest and oratory choir KCOV at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam!

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Friday 19-01-2018

Gizmo Duo
French recital (private)

De Veste Naarden, the Netherlands
Starttime 19:30
Tickets € 0.00
Saturday 27-01-2018

Noord Nederlands Orkest
Opening LWD 2018

Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Starttime 21:30
Tickets € 0.00
Sunday 11-02-2018

Nieuwe Noten
New Music for flute(s) and piano
Together with Anne Veinberg, piano and Ned McGowan, flute

Roode Bioscoop Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 15:00
Tickets € 0.00
Wednesday 28-02-2018

DoelenEnsemble
Andriessen - De Tijd
DoelenEnsemble, Students Codarts & Liszt Academy Budapest

De Doelen Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 20:15
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Ilonka Kolthof and Ralph van Raat performing
Dutch Piccolo Project
Gizmo Duo
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Dutch Piccolo Project

Dutch Piccolo Project

With the Dutch Piccolo Project Ilonka wants to emphasize and bring to the limelight the piccolo as an autonomous solo instrument, and as a valuable instrument in smaller-scale chamber music settings. Furthermore, she aims to contribute to the creation of a new, large-scale international canon of piccolo works. 

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Duo Kolthof/Veinberg

Duo Kolthof/Veinberg

Fun, fresh and fearless flute and piano duo, bringing together standard and new repertoire with much dynamism! 

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