Elke

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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, ...) gave her the courage to decide 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.

 

At this moment, Elke is going for a Master in Piccolo at the royal conservatory of Antwerp with Peter Verhoyen. For flute she is specializing with Valerie Debaele at the conservatory of Tilburg.

 

Between her regular lessons, Elke 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 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.

 

Elke is solo flutist of the belgian orchestra ‘Frascati Symfonic’, conducted by Kris Stroobants, which is a projectorchestra for young talented musicians. You can also see her regularly in professional orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Philharmonic Orchestra Zuidnederland, ...

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