Erik Bosgraaf, Jorrit Tamminga
Erik Bosgraaf is generally considered one of the world’s most virtuosic and adventurous recorder players. To Erik, his instrument is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. He improvises, plays jazz, utilizes electronics, and collaborates with people in other areas of artistic endeavor, such as cinematography. His repertoire extends from medieval music to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to tomorrow’s music.
As a soloist, Erik has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. He made his USA debut at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden. He also performed with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, the Residentie Orchestra The Hague, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, and the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, among others.
Around a hundred pieces have been composed for Erik Bosgraaf, including twenty concertos. Erik Bosgraaf’s 2006 recording of Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob van Eyck set a new standard and led to his international breakthrough. Since then, he has recorded more than twenty CDs, such as the complete sonatas of Handel, Telemann, and Van Wassenaer, concertos by Telemann and Vivaldi, his own arrangements of Bach concertos, and several more. In addition, he recorded ‘comprovisations’ with laptop artist Jorrit Tamminga. His version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has also appeared on vinyl.
In 2011 Erik Bosgraaf received the Nederlandse Muziekprijs, the most important classical music prize in The Netherlands.
Jorrit Tamminga composes music for various instruments and ensembles in combination with electronics. He also creates music theatre performances, often combined with film and live electronics. As an improvising musician, he performs regularly with various musicians (such as Erik Bosgraaf), playing the laptop. Jorrit programs live electronics for composers, music theater performances, orchestras, and ensembles. He created the electronic sounds for compositions and music theatre productions by composer Wim Henderickx. He also teaches sound design at the Music & Technology department (Utrecht School of the Arts) and composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.