Vicki Boeckman has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Scandinavia, England, Scotland and Germany, and has appeared on countless productions for Danish and Norwegian radio and television. Her recordings can be heard on the Kontra Punkt, Classico, Da Capo, Horizon, Musical Heritage America, Paula, Kadanza, and Primavera labels.
Vicki resided in Denmark from 1981-2004. While there she taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years and at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for 23 years. Together with colleague Dorte Lester she co-founded a regional recorder orchestra for children and young adults which continues to flourish and grow. In great demand as a teacher here in the United States, Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the country. She has taught in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington, and British Columbia. She has been on the faculty of the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle since February 2005 and as of October 2007 is the Music Director for the Portland Recorder Society. She is also the current Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.
Since settling in Seattle in 2004, Vicki has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra and the Skagit Symphony. She is a returning guest with the Medieval Women's Choir led by Margriet Tindemans and the Gallery Concerts Series with harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree. Her Seattle-based chamber trio, Ensemble Electra, with violinist Tekla Cunningham and harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree, specialize in music of the 17th and 18th centuries as well as newly-composed works.
Vicki was co-founder of two Danish-based ensembles: Opus 4, who concentrates on performing trio sonatas from the 17th and 18th centuries, and Wood'N'Flutes, a recorder trio playing works spanning the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Wood'N'Flutes has commissioned and premiered several works by Danish composers. Since 2003 they have been invited back to the United States three times to perform and teach in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington State. Vicki continues to perform with these ensembles abroad as often as she can. Wood'N'Flutes recently recorded a new CD Woodworks with contemporary works by Danish composers, which was nominated for a Danish grammy in the category of contemporary chamber music recordings.
Vicki describes her mini-concert at the Festival:
"I do not usually perform an entire concert of unaccompanied works. I love the interaction, the sharing of roles and the level of intuition that one needs/gains from playing with other people. And I am inspired and energized by colleagues who share my energy for music-making. That said, I was honored to be asked to play a solo recital! The theme of this Festival inspired me to chose works that I feel are timeless, and I am looking forward to sharing them with you."
(not necessarily in this order)
G. B. Bassano - Ricercare
J. S. Bach - Partita in a minor
Markus Zahnhausen - Frülingsmusik
Matthias Maute - How I love you Sweet Follia
Somei Satoh - Music of the Winds II
For additional information, consult Vicki’s website at www.vickiboeckman.com.
To contact Vicki: email@example.com
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