Elke

Triotique Fluit, Hobo & Piano

 

Elke Elsen (°1990) started the flute when she was 8 years old. She was very curious about music and tried to learn as fast as possible. Some successful national competitions (Belfius, Vlamo, Benelux Fluitconcours, ...) convinced her to devote her life to music.

 

At the age of 18, she entered the royal conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with Frank Hendrickx. She continued her education with Baudoin Giaux and Isabelle Bialek who gave her the Master Degree in Music with high distinction in june 2013. For this Degree, she got the prize of the Patrimonium of the conservatory (outstanding results).

 

Elke continued studying and obtained a Master Degree in Piccolo at the royal conservatory of Antwerp with Peter Verhoyen, and another flute degree with Valerie Debaele at the conservatory of Tilburg. She is currently specializing in Piccolo with Pierre Dumail in Paris.

In the meantime, she follows lessons and masterclasses with flutists all over the world such as Janet Arms, Denis Bouriakov, Loïc Schneider, Vincent Cortvrint, Gaby-Pas Van Riet, Andrew Nicholson, Wissam Boustany, Huascar Barradas, …

 

Elke is playing as a substitute in professional orchestras such as l'Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, het Nationaal Orkest van België, het Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, het Nederlands Philharmonisch orkest (NL), het Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (NL), de Philharmonie Zuidnederland (NL), het Noord Nederlands Orkest (NL), ect..

She is also the solo flutist of the belgian orchestra ‘Frascati Symfonic’, conducted by Kris Stroobants, which is a projectorchestra for young talented musicians.

She has been selected for the Aurora Summer Festival 2013 in Sweden with Denis Bouriakov, for the Pacific Region International Summer Academy 2014 in Canada and for the Hundisburg Summer Academy 2015. In Hundisburg did she get the opportunity to play the Concerto by Vivaldi for Piccolo and Stringorchestra.

 

In mai 2018, Elke won a trial position flute/piccolo with the Nedpho (Amsterdam).

 

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