Kristine PoulsenMatthew Rahner

Instructor of Instrumental Music
MED, University of Missouri-Columbia
Advanced Soloist Diploma, Royal Danish Academy of Music
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Kristine Poulsen has worked with some of the finest orchestras in Denmark, including The Royal Danish Opera and The Copenhagen Philharmonic. With the latter she has played under renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming and Rolando Villazon. She has performed Mozart's Flute Concertos with the Zealand Chamber Ensemble and at an early age she received critical acclaim for her soloist performances of Philippe Sparke's "A Lindisfarne Rhapsody" with The Danish Concert Band. Recent soloist appearances include her winning performance of the Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto at the University of Missouri Emerging Artist Competition 2014, her performance of Vagn Holmboe's Sonata for Flute at the NFA Flute Convention in Chicago 2014, and her solo recital at the Soroe International Music Festival in Soroe, Denmark.

As a chamber musician, Kristine has performed a series of praised concerts in Denmark with her former trio consisting of flutist Eva Oestergaard (previous principal at the Royal Danish Opera) and pianist Kirsten Beyer Karlshoej. She has been featured in numerous concerts with Ensemble Rosenoern of Copenhagen with repertoire including Debussy: Trio for flute, harp and viola, Jorgen Jersild's wind quintet: "Playing In The Woods", and Mozart's Flute Quartet in D-Major performed in the beautiful Tivoli Concert Hall. She has been featured with the University of Missouri Woodwind Faculty Quintet and performs on a regular basis with the Odyssey Chamber Music Series.

Kristine holds an Advanced Postgraduate Soloist Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark and a Master's in Music at the University of Missouri. She has studied with Julien Beaudiment (Principal, Opera de Lyon, previous principal L. A. Philharmonic) and Philippe Bernold (Music Conservatory of Paris) at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon in France, and has played for other renowned flutists such as András Adorján, Vincent Lucas, Philippe Pierlot, William Bennett, Robert Dick and Marina Piccinini.

Kristine is on the board as Vice President of the Odyssey Chamber Music Series and is on faculty at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, where she has received the Outstanding New Faculty Award 2016. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri, School of Music Flute Studio, where she has also been featured as a masterclass instructor for the annual All Junior Honor Band and Summer Band Camp. Kristine runs her own private flute studio and is a featured instructor at the internationally acknowledged online teaching academy, PlayWithaPro.