“ 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.
“ 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...
“The flautist Cecilie Löken and pianist Tor Espen
Aspaas`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.....”
“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 explores
a crowded world of textures and colours. Fantastic!...”
“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