Roelfke Huttenga started playing the piano at the age of nine. In 2011 she studied with Anastasia Goldberg for two years in Groningen, where she followed the preparatory course for Music in Education.
The course proved to be an important stepping stone towards her piano performance study, which she started in 2013 at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle. After four years of piano tuition under Marius van Paassen she continued her studies in 2017 with Frank van de Laar. In 2018 she graduated as a Bachelor of Music with the grade of 7.5; after this she continued her studies in the form of contract education. Roelfke took masterclasses with Miguel Henriques, David Kuyken, Justin Krawitz, and Susanne Kessel, among others.
Roelfke is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in performance at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle.
Besides studying the repertoire for piano solo, Roelfke also plays chamber music in many diverse formations. An important part of her collaborations is her work as a lied accompanist. She specialized in this area through intensive weekly lessons with Marien van Nieukerken from 2016 to 2017, as a part of her electives. Roelfke was also an active participant in many of the ArtEZ lied classes, which were taught by international lecturers.
Roelfke enjoys taking diverse courses: she collaborated in several musical theater performances in her second year, took vocal lessons with Claudia Patacca in her third year, and is currently a participant in the interdisciplinary Honours Programma of the ArtEZ University of the Arts, to name a few examples. Moreover, Roelfke is especially interested in historical instruments. She studied at the Érard with Fred Oldenburg in her second year and took harpsichord lessons with Tineke Steenbrink in her first year.
Roelfke currently performs as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. She works together regularly with Janina Raguse, soprano; Djuwa Mroivili, pianist; and is a member of Turn it up to 11. Roelfke has a private teaching practice and is also a teacher at the Kubus in Lelystad.