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Eleonore Pameijer, flute

Eleonore Pameijer studied flute with Koos Verheul at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she received her solo diploma 'cum laude'. She continued her studies in the U.S.A. and Italy. In 1984 she gave her debut recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, was prize winner of the Frank Martin Competition and appeared for the first time on Dutch National Television with the Flute Concerto by Mercadente. In 1985 she became first flutist of the ASKO/Schönberg-ensemble, one of the leading 20th century music ensembles in Europe.

Eleonore Pameijer has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and ensembles lead by conductors as Philippe Entremont, Richard Dufallo, Ton Koopman, Kenneth Montgomery, Jaap van Zweden, Peter Eötvös and Ingo Metzmacher. She also contributed her soloistic capacities to many Holland Festival productions, performing as well in almost every European country, Canada, the USA, Brazil and Israel.

Eleonore gave world premieres of numerous compositions, including several works for flute and orchestra. She is the founder and artistic director of the Leo Smit Foundation, dedicated to promoting music by "forgotten composers, victims of the nazis". Eleonore Pameijer received the Straesser-Verster prize in 1997. She plays  a ‘Wunderlich’ flute, that belonged to the famous flutist Hubert Barwahser (Concertgebouw Orchestra).

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