メルコルカ・オラフスドッティア

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フルートのメルコルカ・オラフスドッティアはアイスランドのレイキャビック出身。ハイキングとヨガを楽しみながらフラノを旅行中に奈津子と出会い、いつかニセコで演奏をと約束しました。
http://www.melkorkaolafsdottir.com

(2013年2月2〜4日 ニセコクラシックコンサート出演)
A finalist at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in 2010, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir studied at the Reykjavik College of Music and the Icelandic Academy of Arts with Maria Cederborg, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir and Bernard Wilkinson. She went on to complete a B. Mus degree from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, where she studied with Emily Beynon, principal flutist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. A year later she completed a M. Mus from the Amsterdam Conservatory with Harrie Starreveld.

 

Melkorka completed her second Masters degree from the Orchestral Training program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London 2007. A holder of the James Galway Award, she was coached by players of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In London she also took private lessons with Sharon Williams (principal piccolo, LSO) and Paul Edmund-Davies (Philharmonia Orchestra), serving as the assistant of the latter at his summer class, Flute Kitchen, at Harrogate, England in 2007.

 

During 2005-2008 Melkorka also attended lessons with Patrick Gallois in Paris, France, completing the Premier Prix and Prix de Exellence degrees, both at the top of the class. She has attended master-classes around the world, with teachers such as Patricia Morris, Peter Lloyd, William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser, Michel Debost, Robert Dick, Peter-Lucas Graf, Wissam Boustany, Jacques Zoon, Paul Edmund-Davies and Samuel Coles.

 

Melkorka has played with different ensembles and orchestras, including Orkester Norden, The Reykjavik Wind Quintet, the Caput Ensamble (Iceland), Het Nieuw Ensemble, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Netherlands). In 2009-2011 she was the principal flutist of the Icelandic Opera. She is one of the founders and first flutist of the Isafold Chamber Orchestra (Iceland). From 2006 she has acted as a substitute in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and during the 2008-2009 season she was the principal piccolo player, also playing 2nd flute when needed. From September 2011 Melkorka has been the co-principal flutist of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan.

 

Melkorka joined the ISO as a soloist playing Ibert’s Flute Concerto in 2004 and Atli Heimir Sveinsson’sFlute Concerto in 2009. In September 2011 she performed Toru Takemitsu’s I hear the water dreaming with the ISO in the new concert hall Harpa, conducted by the new chief conductor, Ilan Volkov. In spring 2011 she played solo recitals at the Radial System in Berlin, Cité des Arts in Paris, at The Foundling Museum in London and the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, USA.

 

Melkorka has appeared as a soloist with the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra (C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in G major), The Caput Ensemble (O. Kentish: Echo and Narcissus) The Icelandic Youth Orchestra (C.Reinecke:Flute Concerto), the Icelandic Flute Ensemble (H. Gudmundsson: Lux) and the Odense Symphony Orchestra (W.A.Mozart: Concerto in G, C. Nielsen: Flute Concerto). She has performed solo and chamber music around Europe and in the USA. In 2008 she toured Iceland performing all of Telemann’s Fantasies for solo flute in churches around the country. The Fantasies were recorded by the National Radio and broadcast on Christmas Eve 2008.

 

Melkorka is a qualified yoga teacher from the Triyoga Center in London

viahttp://www.melkorkaolafsdottir.com

※2013/2/2〜4 Classic concerts in Niseko