I am playing on a beautiful instrument that Eva Kingma built for me. This is a very special bass flute because it has the 'Kingma System' which enables me to play quarter tones and it's also great for extended techniques.
I discovered my love for the bass flute during my last year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. I tried some bass flutes in a flute shop in London, and I felt very attracted to the flutes made by the famous Eva Kingma. Everything came together when I found out that she actually lives and works in the area in the Netherlands where I grew up, in a small village close to the even smaller village where my parents live.
I'm incredibly thankful that one year later thanks to the financial support of Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument I have my own Eva Kingma bass flute.