Le Nouveau Salon


My debut album “LE NOUVEAU SALON” is finally out in the world!

A home experience of a new Proustian Parisian Salon! 

You can find it in shops worldwide, but also online, on all the existing digital platforms/ audio streaming platforms for classical music (Tidal, Presto Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music)! You can also order it from me, directly through this website and the contact form and it will be sent to you rapidly! (a webshop will soon be available). Get your copy! The physical CD has a surprise pocket, with a scented card made designed especially for me, with “the Madeleine” smell, to trigger the Proustian unvolontary/sensory memory! (20 euros incl VAT, exclusive shipping costs).

“Le Nouveau Salon” is a new perspective on the flute repertoire inspired by the French writer Marcel Proust and his novel “A la Recherche du Temps Perdu” and the Parisians Salons from La Belle Epoque.

Musicians: Sarah Ouakrat, Flute; Floor Le Coultre, violin; Maarten Den Hengst, piano; Ivana Alkovic, piano; Michael Bennett, tenor

Recording Producer: Guido Tichelman


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  • Here is the latest review, by Paul Janssen in the Klassieke Zaken Magazine, June 2023:This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is review-Paul-Janssen-Klassieke-Zaken-Magazine.jpg
  • Here is the Tampere Flute Fest Magazine article from June 2023:This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is TFF-article-2.jpgThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is TFF-article-3.jpg



  • We had an amazing release concert celebration in the Uilenburgersjoel in Amsterdam, on Wednesday 29th of March! Check the pictures in the gallery.

Group photo le Nouveau Salon


  • Check out the videos and teasers available on the “Audio Videos” section of this website! complete tracks, and collaboration with dancer, amazing photos by visual artist Kaupo Kikkas!
  • Nice interview in French, by Marie-Christine Kok Escalle! Check it out!



Find all the details below: Concept, repertoire, musicians, collaborators.

Release on 1st of April 2023 in shop worldwide and online, on all digital platforms on the label ETCETERA RECORDS!


Projected supported by “Sena Muziekproductiefonds” and the Prins Bernhard Cultuur fonds.

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And a very successful crowdfunding campaign on “Voordekunst”, thank you so much to all the 196 donators!



Sarah Ouakrat, Flute

Floor Le Coultre, violin

Maarten Den Hengst, piano

Ivana Alkovic, piano

Michael Bennett, tenor

Recording Producer: Guido Tichelman

Recording location: Westvest 90, Schiedam (21-25 Nov. 2022)

Photos by the amazing Visual Artist- Kaupo Kikkas! And a whole series is coming up… stay tuned!

video work: Maarten Elzinga

Special collaboration with the “cercle des artistes européens”, 3 special concerts/exhibition projects in 2023! (September, Carré des Coignar Nogent sur Marne /October, Lagny sur Marne/November, auditorio Manuel De Falla in Granada in Spain) www.cercledesartisteseuropeens.com/partenariats-dans-l-art-et-la-culture/

“Le Nouveau Salon” concept project was exhibit at the “EXPO METRO MIAMI BEACH”, in Florida, during the Art Basel Miami Beach, from 1st til 3rd of December 2022! www.expometro.co/fr/exhibition/2022-miami-beach