Kolthof performs many concerts as an orchestral musician and chamber music artist a.o. with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Norrköpings Symfoniorkester and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Kolthof feels equally at home as a concerto soloist; already at the age of 17, she performed as a soloist with the former Limburg Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Kolthof played concerts at numerous Dutch festivals, a.o. the Gergiev Festival, November Music, Festival Dag in de Branding, the Grachtenfestival, the International Flute Festival of the Dutch Flute Society and the International Chamber Music Festival of Janine Jansen. Kolthof initiated the Dutch Piccolo Project, through which she aims to emphasize and bring to the limelight the piccolo as an autonomous solo instrument, and as a valuable instrument in smaller-scale chamber music. Closely working with composers, it has resulted, and continues to result, into the creation of many new works for piccolo, to collaborations with internationally acclaimed musicians, to several publications and to substantial media attention. As a result of her commitment to contemporary repertoire, Kolthof was awarded scholarships by the Dutch Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and the Willem Mengelberg Fund of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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