Eleonore Pameijer


eleonore blue1Eleonore Pameijer studied flute with Koos Verheul at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she received her solo diploma ‘cum laude’. She continued her studies with Sue Ann Kahn at Bennington College (Vermont, U.S.A.), also following master classes with Julius Baker, Samuel Baron and the legendary French flutist Marcel Moyse. After returning to Europe, she studied with Severino Gazzeloni at the Academia Chigiana (Italy). She followed  special courses for Baroque Music  with Jos van Immerseel, Bart Kuyken and Ton Koopman.

    She gave her debut recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and was prize winner of the Frank Martin competition. She appeared on Dutch National Television in a program featuring “young soloists of the year”. In 1985, she became principal flutist of the ASKO/Schönberg-ensemble, one of the leading 20th century music ensembles in Europe. 

  Eleonore Pameijer has performed as soloist with many orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad, lead by conductors as David Porcelijn, Arthuro Tamayo, Richard Dufallo, Ton Koopman, Oliver Knussen, Hans Zender, Ingo Metzmacher, Peter Eötvös, Philippe Entremont, Kenneth Montgomery and Alexander Vedernikov. She has also contributed her soloistic capacities to many Holland Festival productions, performing as well in almost every European country, Canada and the USA.  She has made many radio and television recordings as well as an increasing number of CDs. 


In 1996 she took the initiative in establishing the Leo Smit Foundation, dedicated to promoting music by “forgotten composers, victims of the nazis”. In 20 years the Leo 
Smit Foundation  developed into an international knowledge center, doing research for the music and lives of persecuted composers during the Second World War.  Eleonore Pameijer received the Straesser-Verster prize in 1995. In 2012 she received a royal ribbon of honour (knight in the order of Oranje-Nassau).

website: www.eleonorepameijer.com