Bolette Roed

Bolette Roed


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Bolette Roed, CV

Bolette Roed is an all-embracing musician,
working not only with the classical repertoire for recorder, but also with
improvisation, folk and world music. Her repertoire ranges from medieval
through renaissance and baroque to contemporary music and she has world
premiered a large number of works. As part of her innate curiosity, Bolette is
constantly striving to expand the musical playground of the recorder.
Since 2004, Bolette has toured as a soloist with Arte dei Suonatori - one of Europe’s most capable baroque orchestras. Additionally, she has performed as a soloist with Concerto Copenhagen, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Danish
Besides pursuing her solo career, Bolette often performs in smaller or larger chamber music settings – including her own ensembles:
Elephant House
Quartet (with Aureliusz Golinski, violin; Reiko Ichise, gamba
and Allan Rasmussen, harpsichord).
Alpha (with
Peter Navarro-Alonso, saxophone and David Hildebrandt, percussion).
Concert Pastoral
(with Poul Høxbro, galoubet & tambourin).
Sarbak/Roed Duo
(with Małgorzata Sarbak, harpsichord).
Seeking to expand the knowledge base of historically informed performance practice, Bolette is the co-founder of Denmark’s baroque music festival, Midsommerbarok, Copenhagen. Since 2009, she has been appointed recorder teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen,
and she is offering regular masterclasses in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Soon after her debut Bolette was appointed the Artist-in-Residence
of the Danish National Radio 2005 and in 2009 and 2011 she was nominated for the Nordic
Council’s Music Prize. Furthermore, she received the Grand Prize of Jacob Gade
Foundation in 2003 and the prestigious “Danish Music Critics Prize 2014”. She was also
elected for The Danish State Art Council’s “Young Elite” program in 2015-17.

Bolette Roed graduated from the advanced solo
performance class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in March
2004, and since then, her solo career has brought her to festivals and concert
scenes all over Europe, Asia and the US. In parallel with her studies in
Copenhagen, she also studied at Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et
Danse de Lyon – remarkably, she also earned the degree as a medical doctor from
the University of Copenhagen in 2011.
She studied the recorder with Dan Laurin and Pierre Hamon and before that Nikolaj Ronimus and Kirsten Rehling, who all helped to create a fertile ground for her love of the recorder and of music. In
addition, she took masterclasses with Kees Boeke, Pedro Memelsdorf, Peter Holtslag, Marion Verbruggen and Gerd Lünenburger.

She appears on a number of recordings:
-       “Telemann” with Arte dei Suonatori (DUX)
-      “Royal Recorder Concertos” with Arte dei Suonatori (Dacapo)
-      “Early & Late" with Gáman trio (Dacapo)

-      “Alpha”, with Bolette’s trio Alpha  (Dacapo)
-      “Through the Looking Glass” with Alpha (Dacapo)
-      “Alpha World” with Alpha (Gateway)
-      “A Joker’s Tale” with Paradox (BIS-CD), and
-      “Bach harpsichord concertos” with Concerto Copenhagen (CPO).

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