Poul Høxbro i Bolette Roed

          Bolette Roed (1979) graduated from the advanced solo performance class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, March 2004, and since then, her solo career has brought her to festivals and concert scenes all over Europe, Asia and the US. Parallel to the studies in Copenhagen, she also studied at Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, and she graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen. Soon after her debut, Bolette was appointed Artist-in-Residence of the Danish National Radio and in 2011 she was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Music Prize. Furthermore she received the Grand Prize of Jacob Gade Foundation in 2003. Latest prize is “The Danish Music Critics Prize 2014”. She is furthermore part of The Danish State Art Councils “Young Elite” 2014 program. Bolette 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.

         Poul Høxbro is a true pioneer in the field of music. He has been called ”the great man of small instruments” and it is true that he is quite unique in the way he has taken the medieval instrument of pipe and tabor – played simultaneously by one person – out of the shadows and into the full glare of concert platforms all over  the world. He has performed in intimate chamber music settings, as a soloist in a contemporary Danish opera at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, on traditional and roots music stages, as a theatre musician and always amazed and delighted audiences with his virtuosity and lively musicality, crossing the borders of what might be expected from his ”small” instruments – instruments which, apart from pipe and tabor, include all types of historical percussion and traditional flutes.  Høxbro is now appointed guest leader with the Danish Baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen, and guest teacher at the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 2013 he was chosen as one of 9 flautists from all around the world to take part in the “Magical Flutes” project at Germany’s biggest Folk and World Music Festival in Rudolstadt. Besides his music, Poul Høxbro is a much sought-after storyteller. He has received outstanding reviews for his dramatic and utterly magic way of drawing an audience into the world of myth and legend – be it in Danish, Swedish, German or English!