Inge Louisa (22) discovered her passion for the harp at the age of 9. Inspired by her first harp teacher, Inge Frimout-Hei, she started composing music at a young age. She is currently writing new music for the harp which she combines with her own drawings and paintings.
Inge has been studying harp at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Erika Waardenburg and Gwyneth Wentink. She completed her bachelor’s degree in harp with a very high final mark at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in June 2023.
From 2015 to 2018 she studied at the young talent class of the Conservatory of Tilburg with Ernestine Stoop.
She won prizes at national and international competitions. In 2022 she won a first prize at the Rosa Spier harpcompetition and in 2017 she won the Archipel Music Competition. She won other awards at the International Harp Competition in Portugal, the O’Carolan festival in Ireland, at the Prinses Christina Concours, the interdisciplinary Goodmesh competition and at the ‘Brabants Scholieren’ Soloists Competition. In 2019 she won the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Inge has been a laureate of Classic Young Masters since 2017, an organisation that supports young talented musicians in their musical development.
As a soloist Inge has performed with a.o. Orkest Zuid and with Sinfonia Rotterdam.
She also played in the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (JON) and the National Youth Orchestra (NJO).
Inge has performed in de Doelen in Rotterdam, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, during the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, the Bach festival in Dordrecht and on TV program Podium Witteman and NPO Radio 4.
She followed masterclasses with many renowned harpists, including her idols Remy van Kesteren and Alexander Boldachev.
Inge enjoys telling a musical story with her harp where she likes to show how versatile the instrument is.
Her intention is to inspire and touch other people with her sounds.