Since its inception in 2009, the Boreas Quartett Bremen has dedicated itself to the core repertoire of the recorder quartet: music from the renaissance and the modern era. The ensemble possesses a collection of over 40 recorders in various models and
Since its inception in 2009, the Boreas Quartett Bremen has dedicated itself to the core repertoire of the recorder quartet: music from the renaissance and the modern era. The ensemble possesses a collection of over 40 recorders in various models and sizes, including a twelve-piece renaissance consort by Peter van der Poel, built after original instruments of the sixteenth century.
The Boreas Quartett Bremen has been invited by festivals including Musikfest Bremen, MDR-Musiksommer, Tage Alter Musik Saarbrücken, Boston Early Music Festival (USA), Music Before 1800 New York (USA), Musica Antica Urbino (Italy), Taiwan International Recorder Festival, Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), baroque muerz (Austria) and AMUZ Antwerp (Belgium). The four musicians have been praised in the press for their “tonal mastery”, their “lively, great expressiveness, outstanding tech-
nique, perfect intonation and incredible precision in their music-making”.
Jin-Ju Baek, Elisabeth Champollion, Julia Fritz and Luise Manske studied recorder from 2004 to 2009 with Han Tol at the Early Music department of the University of the Arts Bremen.
In 2014, the ensemble was accepted into Germany’s 59 th Federal Selection of Young Artists’ Concerts, and in 2012, the quartet won the Saarländischer Rundfunk’s Early Music Advancement Prize and the Audience Award. The musicians have also been able to gain the support of foundations for numerous projects, including the foundations “Laudate, Cantate”, Heinz Peter and Annelotte Koch, Waldemar Koch, Dr. Christiane
and Bernd Rogge and the Mariann Steegmann Foundation. From 2020 to 2023, the Boreas Quartett Bremen will be supported by the Bremen culture senator’s ensemble programme.