Anneke Boeke

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Dutch recorder player Anneke Boeke is a contemporary artist with connections to the roots of the early music movement, and she has been an important contributor to the diffusion of that movement beyond…
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Dutch recorder player Anneke Boeke is a contemporary artist with connections to the roots of the early music movement, and she has been an important contributor to the diffusion of that movement beyond its Dutch heartland. Boeke studied the recorder at the Amsterdam Conservatory and spent some years as a member of the widely recorded New London Consort. In Britain she held teaching positions, as well, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1985 to 1991 and then at the Royal Academy of Music, where she eventually obtained the title of honorary associate. With a collection of recorders made by Australia's Frederick Morgan, a craftsman closely associated with the roots of the entire early music tradition, Boeke embarked on a solo career. In her native Netherlands she has appeared at major concert halls, both as a soloist and in a duet with Marion Verbrueggen, and she is a frequent guest at early music festivals in the Netherlands and other European countries. She has also been a member of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and other Dutch Baroque groups, and her recorders were heard on various volumes of the Brilliant label's complete recorded edition of Bach's compositions. Boeke has recorded for the Hungaroton label and taught master classes in Hungary. Among her other recordings is one of the seventeenth century solo recorder anthology Der Fluyten Lust-Hof for Harmonia Mundi.