Matthijs Koene

Press

 

Reviews

“Pour La Flûte de Pan, comme le suggère le titre, il nous fallait… un joueur de flûte de pan, et il ne fut pas aisé d’en trouver un de formation classique. Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir rencontré Matthijs Koene.

Diapason magazine, 10 September 2020

 

Matthijs Koene, one of the most prominent and groundbreaking panflutists of our time, also likes to embark on the musical adventure. Matthijs Koene will shine in Mozart’s First Flute Concerto.”

De Doelen, 20 September 2019

 

Matthijs Koene does things with his instrument which sound quite impossible at times.”

Soundboard Magazine, 2010


“Matthijs Koene is widely regarded as an absolute master of his instrument.” 

Klassieke Zaken, 2010

 

“Verso – Matthijs Koene, panpipes, and Stefan Gerritsen, guitar – is a highly-skilled, very professional, and charismatic duo.”
Classical Guitar magazine, 2010

 

The panpipes soloist aims to establish the panpipes as a classical instrument in its own right. He has achieved this with expressive virtuosity, and is technically perfect.”

Berner Zeitung, 2009

 

Interviews

‘The evolution of a Pan Flute’, The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (2020) [watch]

‘Panfluiter des Vaderlands Matthijs Koene aan het woord!’, Ars Musica (2019) [read]

‘The Pan Flute player Matthijs has a mission‘, Rudolf Hunnik, DGE (2019) [read]

‘Interview with Margaretha Coornstra’, Luister (2018) 

‘Matthijs Koene about Panpipes’, Floris Kortie, NPO 2 (2018) [watch]

 

Awards

Diapason d’Or award (2020), with soprano Sophie Karthäuser and ensemble Oxalys

IBLA Grand Prize Top Winner Award and Piazzolla Award in Italy (2006), with Verso

Finalist in The Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York (2005 and 2006), with Verso

Vriendenkrans, Concertgebouw Prize, AVRO Radio Prize (2003)

Prize for contemporary music at the Comradio Competition in Barcelona (2003), with Verso