Born in 1990
French flutist Hélène Boulègue is the winner of the Kobe International Flute Competition. She recorded the complete flute works of André Jolivet for the label Naxos, and her playing was praised by the press such as Le Monde or BBC Magazine. As written in the American paper Flutist Quarterly, 'Boulègue brings prodigious technical and tonal command to her performances. Her dedication to substance and spirit creates a beautifully crafted interpretation of these works.'
Winner of the 2017 Kobe Competition and second prize at the 2015 Prague Spring International Competition, Hélène has played many times in Japan, be it recitals, chamber music, or as a soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Masato Suzuki. She played recitals for the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven or the prestigious Festival Radio France Occitanie. Her debut album was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2020.
As Hélène Boulègue got her position at the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg when she was nineteen years old, her musical personnality grew amidst multicultural influences, learning a lot from the fine and very different soloists this orchestra counts among its members. Former principal of the SWR Symphonieorchester, she is a sought-after orchestra musician who has been invited to play with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, MusicAeterna and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
2015, 2nd Prize, Prague Spring International Competition
2017, 1st Prize, Kobe international flute competition