NFA Third Prize winner of the 2014
NFA Piccolo Artist Competition
in Chicago
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Ilonka Kolthof

Praised for her ‘enchanting, precise and nuanced flute playing’, Third Prize winner of the 2014 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition in Chicago Ilonka Kolthof (1987) was a finalist of the 2013 International Boulogne-Billancourt Interpretation Competition in Paris. Additionally, she has won first prizes in Dutch competitions including the Princess Christina Competition, the Benelux Flute Competition, and the Dutch Young Musical Talent Competition.

Kolthof appears as a recitalist in the Netherlands and abroad. She feels equally at home as a concerto soloist; already at the age of 17, she performed as a soloist with the former Limburg Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Kolthof initiated the Dutch Piccolo Project, through which she aims to emphasize and bring to the limelight the piccolo as an autonomous solo instrument, and as a valuable instrument in smaller-scale chamber music. As a result of her commitment to contemporary repertoire, Kolthof was awarded scholarships by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and the Willem Mengelberg Fund of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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26-03-2016 - Ilonka has been interviewed by Dutch flute magazine FLUIT about the piccolo, entrepreneurship in music and more. Read it here!

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Agenda
Saturday 28-05-2016

Mokum Symphony
Beethoven Revisited

Keizersgrachtkerk Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 20:15
Tickets € 0.00
Friday 17-06-2016
Donemus The Hague, the Netherlands
Starttime 16:00
Tickets € 0.00
Saturday 25-06-2016

Jubilee concert
Carnaval des Animaux

Orpheus Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
Starttime 20:00
Tickets € 0.00
Sunday 24-07-2016

Dwarsfluitkamp 2016 
Flute and piccolo teacher (July 24-30)

De Vorsele Molen Bladel, the Netherlands
Starttime 20:00
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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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''Especially the ending, with almost inaudible piccolo sighs, was an unforgettable listening experience.'' Trouw

''Ilonka Kolthof played electrifyingly and with expression. She performs with conviction and courage.'' Linkprize

''Technically very high-level playing by Ilonka Kolthof'' Concertzender

''Ilonka Kolthof proved her ability of playing modern music with high control.''  FLUIT magazine

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

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

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

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