Elvire Boelee (1989)

Elvire Boelee started playing the piano at the age of 6. She started under the guidance of the American pianist Anne Marie Mott. After two years she continued her studies with the Russian pianist Tamara Boiko.In 2001 when she was only 11 years old, she participated in the Haydn Music Festival, a Dutch competition for young musicians. She became a finalist.

A few years after that in 2004 she participated in the Prinses Christina Competition, for which she was rewarded with a honorary mention.

In june 2008 Elvire was admitted to the prepatory year of the Prins Claus conservatory in Groningen. At the same time she also studied Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen.

After one year in june 2009 Elvire was admitted to the conservatory and studied with pianist Bart van de Roer, Nata Tsvereli and Paul Komen. She decided to focus her attention completely on her musical studies.

Loving not only solo activities, she also became very active in the chamber music scene. Aside from giving many concerts in a variety of ensembles she also became active in competitions. In 2010 she accompanied national prize winner saxophone player Dineke Nauta in the Prinses Christina Competition. In 2013 Elvire and hobo player Emma van de Galiën won an honarary mention at the Prinses Christina Competition.

Elvire performs most often with her trio ‘Pas de Trois’ together with saxophone player Sietske Trinks, and clarinet player Daphne Schrama. And she also performs often with her piano duo DimitrovBoelee, with pianist Dimitar Dimitrov.

In March 2012 Elvire had the great pleasure of playing the famous Rhapsody in Blue concerto written by George Gershwin together with wind band “Harmonie 67” conducted by Floris de Wever, from Groningen. In the same month she also performed Beethoven’s Third pianoconcerto with symphony orchestra “Bragi” conducted by Pieter van der Wulp, also from Groningen.

In january 2014 Elvire graduated from the Prins Claus Conservatory with her Bachelor’s degree in Classical piano.

Since january 2014 she teaches in Arts&Coo, the music school in Friesland. Here she has the pleasure of transferring her passion for classical music to the next generation.