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Our 5th concert puts the many amazing female composers and their music at the center. The works at this concert are far too little known and deserve to be played and heard much more.  

The five composers have all had a significant production of works and have written music at the highest level throughout the 20th century.  

Unfortunately, it is only in recent years that female composers started getting the attention their music deserves, and we hope that this concert helps to give a well-deserved focus to female composers.

This evening offers a wealth of unknown gems that will only inspire to get to know these wonderful composers and their music better.

Katherine Hoover 

Caprice for flute and guitar   

  Kokopeli for solo flute  

  Canyon Echoes Op.45 for flute and guitar  

 

Joan Tower

Snow dreams for flute and guitar  

 

Claudia Montero 

Suite of the Buenos Aires for flute and guitar  

 

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Emmy Frensel-Wegener

Suite for violin, viola and cello  

 

Amy Marcy Beach

Theme & Variations for flute and string quartet Op.80 

artists

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Floor leCoultre

Floor leCoultre was recognized as Young Musictalent Holland in 2011 and completed his studies in 2014 with an award for "convincing music" as a student of, among others, Ilona Sie Dhian Ho and Pavel Vernikov.

 

She has established herself as a passionate and communicative musician, has won many awards and performed all over Europe, China, South Korea, South America and the United States.

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She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and since 2012, Floor has regularly worked with ensembles such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

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Tim Brachman

As a soloist, he won 3rd prize at the Dutch violin competition Oskar Back, as well as the NTR award for best performance of 'Aeriko', by Calliope Tsoupaki.

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Since September 2019, his string quartet (Animato Quartet) has resided at the Dutch National String Quartet Academy (NSKA). With the Animato Quartet he received the 'Kersjes Fonds' String Quartet Scholarship (2017) and in 2021 they won 3rd prize and special prize during the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

Tim is the founding member of the Brackman Piano Trio (2009), which received many awards, made two CDs and hosted his own festival in Amsterdam from 2014-2017.

 

Since 2018, Tim has been the artistic director of the Podium Eibergen Foundation.

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Niklas Walentin

Niklas Walentin, Danish / Swiss, born in 1994, is in international demand for his performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and his work as a teacher in masterclasses. He also works as the artistic director of several international concert series and festivals.

As a soloist, he often performs with conductors such as Mario Venzago, Marc Soustro, Henrik Schäfer and Jean Thorell. He gives concerts in famous concert halls such as the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonia in St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

Niklas is also a member of the award-winning ensemble Trio Vitruvi, which is the creator of the Reumert-winning 'Chamber Ballet'.

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Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is known as one of​​ the most versatile young flutists who have an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest principal flute with leading orchestras.

She often works as a workshop leader, judge, chamber music teacher and is a professor of flute and chamber music at several leading institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag and the Royal Conservatorie Birmingham.

 

Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given numerous concerts in the major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia.  

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Niklas Johansen

Niklas Johansen has already received international recognition after winning 8 first prizes at international guitar competitions and prizes such as Danmarks Radio's P2 Talent Prize and Sonning Talent Prize.

 

He has played concerts as a soloist and in chamber music groups in 17 countries around the world. He has often been invited to concerts and masterclasses at acclaimed festivals in Europe, Russia and large parts of China.

 

In addition, he has recorded his debut CD in 2016, which has since been heard by more than 80,000 listeners around the world, and he has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Danish Symphony Orchestra and ADDA Simfónica (Allcante).