Camilla Hoitenga

Camilla Hoitenga


Cologne, Germany

As Tim Page wrote in the New York Times, “Miss Hoitenga plays impeccably, produces a full, warm tone from her instrument…her concert, the most exciting program of new music this listener has heard so far this year…”

Most known for her work with composers Kaija Saariaho and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Camilla’s repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Stockhausen. Working with conductors like Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Marin Alsop, and Vladimir Jurowski in concert halls and important festivals all over the world, Camilla has performed concertos written for her by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Péter Köszeghy and KenIchiro Kobayashi. In addition to writing pieces for flute alone, composers have honored her with music for her various duos, whether with harp, percussion, piano or most recently, the Finnish kantele. A frequent guest in Japan, and with a particular interest in Japanese culture, she has also premiered dozens of pieces written for her by Japanese composers. Her recordings, in particular those with Kaija Saariaho, have won the Charles Gros Grand Prix, the Diapason d’Or and similar awards in France, Great Britain and North America.

Before dedicating her life to performing, Camilla held positions at the Crane School of Music in New York and the Folkwang Hochschule in Duisburg, Germany. She continues to enjoy teaching in private lessons as well as in masterclasses and workshops on various subjects for performers, composers and audiences of all ages. Her own flute teachers were Darlene Dugan, Alexander Murray, Peter Lloyd, Julius Baker and Marcel Moyse.