Painting made by Marcelle Schoenmaker januari 2021
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 and south-Korea.
Floor performs regularly with guitarist Martin van Hees as violinist and violist. Besides she is a member of the Hermitage Quartet, ACE, Arethusa String Quartet a duo partner with pianist Maarten den Hengst and duo partner with violinist Tim Brackman (see ensembles)
As soloist she performed with different Orchestras, a.o. HJSO, Klassiek Collectief, Symphonie Orchestra Eindhoven, Mira Orchestra , FJO, Atheneum Chamber Orchestra , Jonge Eems-Dollard Philharmonie, Symphonie Orchestra Con Brio, Britten Orchestra.
2020 duo LeCoultre&VanHees released their first album: Cuckoo with arrangements by folk melodies. Besides she participated in cd ‘le nouveau salon’ where she played a new version of the Prokofiev sonata for violin and flute on etcetera label. She is also featured on the cd ‘ Dance with me’ on Alpha Classics with Barbara Hannigan and Ludwig Ensemble. With her Arethusa quartet she recorded the Brahms quintet with Mikhail Zemtsov which will be released soon.
Floor is asked frequently as a chamber musician in various ensembles such as Ludwig and New European Ensemble and at festivals such as Stift Festival, Aurora Festival (previous Peter de Grote Festival), Festival Classic Con Brio, Easter Chamber Jam festival, Thy Chamber Music Festival, Ulverston Festical , KMFE, Cividale festival.
As teacher Floor is part of the faculty at the Davidsbündler Academy in The Hague. She gave masterclasses in Cividale, Italy, Aurora Festival Groningen and at Stift Musical Encounters.
Floor plays a French violin by Gand/Lupot from 1813 and a bow by J. Tubbs from around 1890.
Floor’s viola was made in 2014 by Matthieu Legros. The Purchase of the viola was made possible by the ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument’.