Triotique is a young and enthusiastic chamber music trio with a particular fondness for contemporary classical music. Sisters Elke Elsen (transverse flute) and Frauke Elsen (oboe and voice) are in perfect harmony and balanced masterfully by Margot Welleman (piano).
Their mission is combining high musical quality with originality, interaction, and a healthy dose of guts, in order to reach as wide an audience as possible.
The trio was founded in 2013, after the three met at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Since their debut, the ensemble has given concerts throughout Belgium and the Netherlands and has been a guest on ‘Opium’ for Dutch Radio 4 and ‘Boetiek Klassiek’ for radio Klara in Belgium.
Triotique won the Prix Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in 2013 and were finalists in the Fontys-Toonzaal Ensemble Contest in ‘s Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) in 2015.
They are currently involved in a chamber music program at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent).
With actress Abigail Abraham, they created the children’s theatre piece The Chinese Nightingale, with which they have toured schools and cultural centres for the last three years.
Flute, Piccolo, Alto flute
Elke gained her master's degrees in flute with Baudoin Giaux in Brussels and Valerie Debaele in Tilburg, and in piccolo with Peter Verhoyen in Antwerp and Pierre Dumail in Paris. She performs as a freelancer with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Nationaal Orkest van België, the Brussels Philharmonic, Opera Vlaanderen, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland and the Noord Nederlands Orkest, etc.
She joined the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra as second flute/piccolo solo in Amsterdam in May 2018.
Oboe, Cor anglais, voice
Frauke studied oboe with Erik Speller, Aisling Casey and Karel Schoofs, voice with Catherine Vandevelde, and baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele. She was a prize-winner in competitions organised by Dexia Classics (1st prize), New Tenuto (2nd prize) and the Lion International Musical Competition (2nd prize). She appears as a guest with orchestras in Belgium and abroad and is often invited as soloist in concertos by Mozart, Strauss, Vaughan-Williams, Marcello, Lebrun and Ferrer Ferran. Frauke has been a member of EUYO and specialised in contemporary music at the Lucerne Festival Academy and the international summer course for new music in Darmstadt with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. As a freelance musician, she performed in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Philharmonie Cologne, the KKL Luzern, the Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and many more.
Margot studied piano with Jan Michiels and did postgraduate studies in collaborative piano with Inge Spinette and Anne Op de Beeck, subsequently winning prizes in Belgium and in Portugal. She has workes as a pianist and repetiteur on productions for La Monnaie and as chorus and audition pianist for Opera Vlaanderen.
Alongside her work with Triotique she is also part of the Izar duo and regularly accompanies singers.
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