Ann Elkjär

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Ann Elkjär

Really live music with brilliant flute soloist. Also several programs on duo.

In the spring of 2003, Ann Elkjär was greatly appreciated for her debut concerto as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, in a completely newly written flute concerto by Joel Eriksson. The concert marked the end of four years of diploma studies at the Academy of Music at the University of Gothenburg.

She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was awarded several prizes for her flute playing, including "The Queens Commendation for Excellence" which is awarded each year to the school's best student overall. In 2003 she won the international Kuhlau competition in Germany.

In 2005, her debut CD "Never A Dull Moment" (www.duo-nad.com) was released together with the pianist Hee-Won Park, which in 2006 was followed by a concert in the historic Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

In the spring of 2008, the next CD release awaits, then together with guitarist Martin Fogel (www.martinfogel.com) in an all-French program.

"Her playing is really brilliant, alternately tight and concentrated, alternately playful and lyrical."

"(Ann has) an ability to find an enchantment in the hearty and unadulterated and then the game will be undisturbed beautiful."

Magnus Haglund, GöteborgsPosten