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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 (IL) 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 (BE), the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (BE), the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (NL), the Arnhem Philharmonic (NL), The Hague Philharmonic (NL), the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NL) and the DoelenEnsemble (NL). 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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Live at NPO Radio 4

Picture - Live at NPO Radio 4

30-11-2018 - Tonight I'll be a live guest at the Dutch NPO Radio 4 show 'Podium', playing a selection of my favorite music by French composers, together with pianist Sharon Niessen.

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Sunday 23-12-2018

Jubileumconcert Vrienden van de Kamermuziek
Mokum Symphony - Beethoven Triple Concerto

De Duif Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 16:00
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Sunday 17-02-2019

Jan Vriend: Piccolo Sonata
World premiere with pianist Ralph van Raat

Het Orgelpark Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 15:00
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Sunday 24-02-2019

Composer's Portrait: Willem Boogman
Genieting VI for piccolo solo

Het Orgelpark Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Starttime 15:00
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Friday 15-03-2019

Concert at Arts Centre
Recital with pianist Ralph van Raat

Tetbury Shed Arts Centre Tetbury, England
Starttime 20:00
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Ilonka Kolthof and Ralph van Raat performing
Dutch Piccolo Project
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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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