Andrea Kollé

Andrea Kollé plays the modern, transverse and classical flutes. Her repertoire is correspondingly broad. This musician is at home everywhere, whether as a solo flautist in symphony, opera or chamber orchestras, or in the most varied chamber music formations . She was born in Amsterdam, studied in Holland with Abbie de Quant and in Basle with Aurèle Nicolet.

Since 1990 she has been a member of the Zurich Opera Orchestra and plays in the "La Scintilla" Baroque Orchestra. Her concerts have taken her to many countries in Europe, and to the USA and Canada as well as important Festivals, such as The Davos Young Artist in Concert, Lucerne Festival, Berliner Festspiele and the Rüttihubeliade. Contemporary music is particularly important to her. She has given numerous world premières, most notably the Dutch première of Heinz Holliger's solo piece (T)air(E) in 1985. The Rumanian composer Dan Dediu dedicated his Naufragi for solo flute to her in 2001.

Since some years she is artistic director of the concert series le moulin en musique in Pensier b. Freiburg and the Bläserserenaden Zürich. Andrea Kollé has made various CD recordings, including a solo CD with compositions by Bach, Yun, Firsowa, Wildberger and Karg-Elert. She has also made recordings as part of the Zürcher Bläser Quintett for the Jecklin Edition and Musique Suisse labels.

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