Eleonore Pameijer studied flute with Koos Verheul at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory where she received her soloist diploma ‘cum laude’. She continued her studies in the U.S.A. with Sue Ann Kahn at Bennington College, also following master classes with Julius Baker, Samuel Baron and Harvey Sollberger. After returning to Europe, she studied with Severino Gazzeloni at the Academia Chigiana (Italy). In 1984 she gave her debut recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and was prize winner of the Frank Martin competition. From 1985 to 2000 she was principal flutist of the ASKO/Schönberg Ensemble. Eleonore has performed as soloist with many orchestras and ensembles, led by conductors such as David Porcelijn, Arthur Tamayo, Richard Duffalo, Ton Koopman, Reinbert de Leeuw, Oliver Knussen, Ingo Metzmacher, Philippe Entremont and Alexander Vedernikov. She has also contributed her soloistic capacities to many Holland Festival productions, as well as performing in almost every European country, in Israel, Canada, the U.S.A., and in South America.
The world premieres of numerous new compositions—many of which were especially written for her—have been given by Eleonore Pameijer at events such as the Venice Biennale in Italy; the Computer Music Conference at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the Huddersfield Festival in England, the Berliner Festspiele and Wittener Tage kir Neue Musik in Germany. With her extraordinary and broad repertoire, Eleonore is a featured artist of FutureClassics. She is Artistic Director of the Leo Smit Foundation, the Uilenburger Concert Series and the Festival of Dutch Chamber Music in Amsterdam.