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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. Additionally, Kolthof was a Third Prize winner of the 2014 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition in Chicago and a finalist of the 2013 International Boulogne-Billancourt Interpretation Competition in Paris. This year she will release her first piccolo solo CD on Globe Records. 

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 Philharmonic 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 as a soloist with the Dutch Limburg Symphony Orchestra.

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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Thursday 04-05-2017

Theater na de Dam
Chamber opera For a Look or a Touch (2007) by Jake Heggie

Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Starttime 21:00
Tickets € 0.00
Saturday 06-05-2017

Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag
Pop-up concert with the New String Trio

Centrale Bibliotheek The Hague, The Netherlands
Starttime 15:30
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Saturday 13-05-2017

Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag
The Planets - Gustav Holst (arr. Van Prooijen en Kramers)

Nieuwe Kerk The Hague, The Netherlands
Starttime 20:00
Tickets € 0.00
Saturday 13-05-2017
Nieuwe Kerk The Hague, The Netherlands
Starttime 22:00
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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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