Woodpeckers in the German Church

Me, Per Gross, Kate Hearne and Caroline Eidsten Dahl

Tonight June 10th 20.00 The German Church

As one of three finalists of the first Nordic early music competition – “EAR-ly 2010”. Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet (Sweden), will perform in a concert before an international jury, headed by Dutch baroque specialist Ton Koopman. The winning ensemble will receive a scholarship of 50,000 SEK.
Arranged by Nordem and SEMF
Woodpeckers is a dynamic young group of virtuoso recorder players, who share a common interest in performing and promoting both very old and very new music for their instrument. They met while studying together at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the inspiring tutorage of their teacher Dan Laurin, and soon realised that they were well suited as both friends and fellow chamber musicians. All four members have now graduated, and plan to continue the journey that they have begun as an ensemble. With Swedish, Norwegian and Irish backgrounds, each member of Woodpeckers has something unique to offer.

As well as focusing on traditional 17th and 18th century repertoire for the
recorder, the Woodpeckers are working alongside some young, talented
composers, to produce new music for the ensemble. They are also very interested in presenting their instrument in it’s highest capacity to the next generation, and they are currently working on a children’s production entitled Bevinget Bach (Bach with Wings), which they will tour both Norway and Sweden with next year.

Pictures from The German Church; Stockholm Early Music Festival 2010

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