Background

Roelfke Huttenga (1994) is an internationally-oriented Dutch pianist. She started studying the piano at the age of nine and studied at the Prins Claus Conservatoire and ArtEZ Academy of Music, first dabbling in a music in education major and later finishing her studies as a piano performance major. Roelfke expects to graduate as a Master in Music in 2021, studying under Frank van de Laar.

During Roelfke’s studies and concert engagements, she has engaged in many collaborations. One of her core businesses is accompanying singers, for which she received tuition from Marien van Nieukerken as a part of her minor studies. After choosing a broader scope in the form of musical theater projects, several chamber music ensembles, and studying historical instruments, Roelfke is currently focusing more on the repertoire for piano solo. However, she still retains two ensembles: Turn it up to 7 with Renée Brunt, soprano, and Alette van de Belt, clarinetist; and Duo Leeuwerik with Naomi Perquin, saxophonist.

Roelfke Huttenga plays in venues across the Netherlands; among these are the Arkezaal in Enschede, – where she recorded several pieces – the Deventer Schouwburg and the ‘s Heerensociëteit in Zwolle.

Roelfke’s mission is to make classical music accessible through an enhanced focus and communication on stage. She makes a point of choosing lesser-played and often lesser-known music in order to create a fresh experience and emphasize the music she feels is important.