In French flutist Hélène Boulègue’s playing, "each note [is] expression and colour, emotion and sound” (Tageblatt, March 2019).
Winner of the Kobe International Flute Competition, second prize of the Prague Spring International Competition, Hélène is a recording artist for the label Naxos Deutschland. Her debut album, the first volume of the complete flute works of French composer André Jolivet, was released in Winter 2019, and was acclaimed by critics. It was distinguished, amongst others, with the Supersonic Award in the magazine Pizzicato, and was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2020. The second album will be released on March 13th.
As an already renowned and sought after soloist, Hélène has played recitals in many countries such as France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan and the USA. She was broadcast on France Musique, took part in the prestigious Festival Radio France Occitanie, and was invited to play at the NFA Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Japanese Flute Convention in Tokyo. She played as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Tokyo Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra.
Having studied under renowned masters of the French School of Flute (Pierre-Yves Artaud, Florence Souchard-Delépine, Julien Beaudiment), completed her Bachelor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and her Master at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe with Renate Greiss-Armin, Hélène Boulègue is a flutist born from numerous influences. She has been a member of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg since she was nineteen and also played with various world-famous orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe or the SWR Symphonieorchester. Moreover, she is a firm believer in the importance of transmission, and has been teaching in masterclasses.
When she packs her flute away at the end of the day, Hélène likes spending time on badminton courts or learning Japanese.