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Erik Bosgraaf

Erik Bosgraaf

Hailed as one of the most gifted and versatile recorder players of the new generation, Erik Bosgraaf has a colourful past in a rock band and as an oboe player. He believes that good music is irrespective of style and feels equally at home in early and contemporary music as well as commissioning new works including several concertos incorporating new media. In 2007 Frans Brüggen invited him to perform Bach's Actus Tragicus at the Concertgebouw. Current engagements include solo performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Jaap van Zweden and the Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic/Thierry Fischer. His début recording, a 3-CD box with music by Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck, was number one in the Dutch classical music charts in 2007 and his CD/DVD 'Big Eye', including contemporary music for film, was hailed as 'wacky, irreverent and thought-provoking' (Gramophone). He has also made CDs of Telemann, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. In 2006 he co-founded Ensemble Cordevento specializing in the music of the 17th and 18th century. Born in The Netherlands in 1980, Erik Bosgraaf is a former student of Walter van Hauwe and Paul Leenhouts (Amsterdam). He also holds an MA in musicology from Utrecht University and received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2009.

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