Triotique                                                             Fluit, Hobo & Piano

Frauke Elsen (°1988) got her first musical education at the age of 5. She was enthusiastic from the very beginning. At the age of 9, she started with oboe lessons, but this was not enough for her. Soon she also started with piano, viola and singing, and played in a lot of youth orchestras. In 2003, Frauke won the Vlamo national Belgian competition for young soloists. In 2006, she won two first prizes in the Dexia Classics contest: oboe and chamber music (oboe trio).

In 2006, Frauke went to study with Eric Speller at the Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (IMEP - Namur). She took a lot of masterclasses abroad, with Stefan Schilli, François Leleux, Ingo Goritzki, Washington Barella, Emanuel Abbühl, Christian Wetzel, Jean-Louis Capezzali … In 2010-2011 she was oboe solo in the Antwerp Orchestral Academy (Jaap van Zweden – Philippe Herreweghe).

In 2011, Frauke graduated from the IMEP summa cum laude. In april 2011, she won the first prize at the national selections of the Lions European Musical Competition, so she represented Belgium on the international contest of the Lions Europaforum in Maastricht. She got the second prize! In 2012, she got another second prize in the Belgian competition New Tenuto, where she performed the oboe concerto of Mozart with the Orkest der Lage Landen.

Frauke continued her studies at Codarts Rotterdam with Maarten Dekkers and Aisling Casey. She joined the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Frauke performed a lot of solo concertos with orchestra: Mozart, Vaughan-Williams, Ferrer Ferran, Lebrun, and she recreated after more than 100 years the forgotten oboe concerto by Clémence de Grandval. Currently, she is studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Karel Schoofs. She is solo oboist of ‘Frascati Symphonic’ and often joins other orchestras in Belgium and abroad.

Copyright Triotique, juni 2019