Press Reviews

”She is without peer when it comes to musicianship and communication with the audience….When it is performed with such vitality, with a surplus of natural playfulness, the Bach suite becomes a pearl in every concert program.”


”World class flute soloist with Camerata Roman…. Her performance of the Stamitz flute concerto was a strongly moving experience.. The piece demands great technical skills, musicality and expression in the interpretation, and Cecilie Løken had all of this…”

Barometern -99

“Her qualities and artistic level are unparallelled. She is an exceptional musician who makes use of her instrument and repertoire with a surplus of musicality, good taste, and a dynamic range the breadth of which one rarely hears.”

Aftenposten -99

”The flautist Cecilie Löken and pianist Tor EspenAspaas`s interpretaion of the Prokofiev Sonata was world class. Especially the calm and charming third movement, with a perfect flute sound and a beautiful performance of the melody line. The fourth movement which followed was out of this world! They played together as one…..”

Moss Dagblad -99

”Cecilie Løken and Simon Fullard, taking responsibility for the solo flute and oboe parts in Ligeti`s Double Concerto, also covered themselves in glory in this incandescent two-movement study that exploresa crowded world of textures and colours. Fantastic!… ”

The Times -95

”It was a pleasure to get to know this highly talented, 21-year old Norwegian, Cecilie Løken, who clearly enjoyed her first big performance as a soloist. With obvious pleasure and playful wit, she held her side of the dialogue with the orchestra which played its part with great engagement and was a fitting partner for her brilliant tone…. ”

Neue Zurcher Zeitung -94

”The second surprise at the festival was the Norwegian Cecilie Løken (selected by the chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons). She played Mozart`s Flute Concerto in G major with a lean, bright clear tone and offered imaginative cadenzas in the three movements. ”

Der Bund -94