Biography

Floor Le Coultre winner of the Young Dutch Music talent title in  november 2011, established herself as a passionate and profound chamber musician.

Floor began playing the violin at the age of four with her aunt as her first mentor. She continued her studies with Joyce Tan, Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, Pavel Vernikov and Ilya Grubert. In 2014 she finished her masters with distinction for her compelling musicianship.

Floor was price winner in different competitions and performed in concert halls in Europe, China, USA, South-America. She participated in festivals such as the International Heifetz Institute in New Hampshire (USA), Villefavard (France), the Orford Arts Centre (Canada), die Geigen Meisterkurse at the Kronberg Academy (Germany), Kuhmo festival (Finland) and Vernikov Masterclasses (Switzerland). She received lessons from a.o Svetlana Makarova, Mauricio Fuks, Patinca Kopec, Philippe Graffin, Stephan Picard, Gerhard Schultz and Eszter Haffner.

Floor performs regularly with guitarist Martin van Hees as violinist and violist. Besides she is a member of the Hermitage Quartet,  a duo partner with pianist Maarten den Hengst and duo partner with violinist Tim Brackman. (see ensembles)

Floor is asked frequently as a chamber musician in various ensembles and at festivals such as Stift Festival, Peter de Grote Festival and Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark.

Since 2013 she is a guestplayer (both violin and viola) with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, a string orchestra that works without conductor.

As a soloist Floor performed with various orchestras, including Haydn Youth Stringorchestra, with which she went on a concerttour in Sweden, Klassiek Collectief, Symfonie Orchestra Eindhoven, with which she went on a concerttour to China, Mira Studentorchestra, Frysk Youthorchestra, Atheneum Chamberorchestra and Jonge Eems-Dollard Philharmonie.

Floor plays a French violin by Pierre Silvestre from 1858, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation.

Floor’s viola was made in 2014 by Matthieu Legros. The Purchase of the viola was made possible by the ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument’.