Matthijs Koene





“Pour La Flute de Pan, comme le suggère le titre, il nous fallait… un joueur de flûte de pan, et il ne fut pas étre d’en trouver un de formation classique. Sometimes we are happy to hear from Matthijs Koene.”
Diapason magazine, September 10, 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 .”
The Goals , September 20, 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.” 
Classic Affairs , 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



Pan flute is restored by Matthijs Koene ‘, Eva Jinek, RTL Netherlands (2022) [ watch ]

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

‘Panflute player of the Fatherland Matthijs Koene speaking!’ , Ars Musica (2019) [ read ]

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

‘Interview with Margaretha Coornstra’,  Listen (2018) 

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



New Geneco Fair Practice Award (2023), with ensemble Black Pencil

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

Friends wreath, Concertgebouw Prize, AVRO Radio Prize (2003)

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


New pan flute should make the instrument more popular: ‘Drowsy image” [ link ]
RTL News , 2022