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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 piccolo soloist. 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. 

Kolthof also 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 and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. 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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Grant for new flute

Picture - Grant for new flute

07-07-2017 - Over the moon with receiving a grant from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds for my new flute!

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Thursday 07-09-2017

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester
Beethoven, Strauss, Shostakovich

De Geerhallen Norrköping, Sweden
Starttime 19:00
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Friday 08-09-2017

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester
Beethoven, Strauss, Shostakovich

Crusellhallen Linköping, Sweden
Starttime 19:00
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Monday 13-11-2017

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester
Rehearsals and concerts

De Geerhallen Norrköping, Sweden
Starttime 10:00
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Tuesday 14-11-2017

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester
Rehearsals and concerts

De Geerhallen Norrköping, Sweden
Starttime 10:00
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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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