Toke Lund Christiansen

Associate Professor, Flute, Woodwinds

Toke Lund Christiansen (b.1947)

TLC was educated with Professor Poul Birkelund at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory (DKDM) and had further studies with Marcel Moyse and William Bennett. TLC made his debut concert as a soloist in Mozart Concerto in G, K-313 with Marcel Moyse conducting. From 1968 until 2013 he had the position as a solo flautist in DR-Symfoniorkester, Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He is associated flute professor (docent) at DKDM.

As a teacher he makes flute master classes around in the world. In 2010 he was president for the international Carl Nielsen flute competition in Odense.

TLC has recorded a greater part of the chamber music repertoire for flute like J.S. Bach, Händel, Leclair, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré, Roussel (complete music with flute), Ibert (complete chamber music with flute), Saint-Saëns (complete chamber music w. flute). With pianist Elisabeth Westenholz, The Kuhlau Quartet, William Bennett, Ándras Adorján a.o. he has recorded the entire music with flute(s) by Friedrich Kuhlau. He also recorded flute concertos by Carl Nielsen, Niels Viggo Bentzon, Erik Norby and Eduard Dupuy.

As a writer TLC has published a number of books including novels, essays and “Flute Playing in Denmark”. Look up: to read (in Danish only!) the story of playing the flute in Denmark (Fløjtespil i Danmark efter 1800).