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Erik Bosgraaf is a Dutch recorder player, composer, and musicologist. He is best known for his performances of Baroque music on the recorder. He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestra of the 18th Century, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. He has also released several solo albums, including his debut album, "The Art of the Recorder" (2005). Bosgraaf studied recorder at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and later at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He has also studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam. He has taught recorder at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Bosgraaf has won several awards, including the Dutch Music Prize (2006), the Edison Classical Music Award (2007), and the Dutch Classical Talent Award (2008). He has also been nominated for a Grammy Award (2009).

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Occupation Musician, musicologist
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 9 May, 1980
Birthday 9 May
Birthplace Drachten, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands

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Beside his activities in chamber music Bosgraaf frequents the orchestral stage with symphony and chamber orchestras. He has worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Jaap van Zweden), Netherlands Kamerorkest (Gordan Nikolić), Residentie Orchestra (Reinbert de Leeuw), Holland Symfonia (Otto Tausk), The North-Netherlands Orchestra (Johannes Leertouwer), Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic, (Thierry Fischer Andreas Delfs) and Sinfonia Rotterdam (Alessandro Crudele). He often plays a mixture of early and more recent music with these orchestras. He has also performed with The Royal Wind Music. Bosgraaf made a transcription of Pierre Boulez' Dialogue de l'ombre double which was authorized by the composer. It was released in 2015.


In 2009 Bosgraaf received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award which enabled him amongst others to purchase a set of special recorders. In 2009 Erik and Izhar were awarded the Amsterdam Canal Festival Award. In 2011 Erik Bosgraaf received the most prestigious Dutch Music Prize, the highest national prize for music. He was also awarded the 'Golden Violin' Prize, a prize given triennially to a classical artist who has made outstanding contributions to the classical music scene of the northern Netherlands.


Bosgraaf was born in Drachten, Netherlands. He received his Master of Arts in musicology from Utrecht University in 2006. In 2007 Bosgraaf, under the supervision of musicologist Thiemo Wind, released a 3-CD-box with compositions of the Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck (1589–1657), a collection which attained unexpected commercial success and sold more than 25,000 copies. In the 2011–12 season he was nominated by Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, on behalf of the German ECHO music award organisation, to take part in the Rising Stars series for a tour of the most important concert halls in Europe.


In 2005 Bosgraaf, guitarist Izhar Elias and Italian harpsichord player Alessandro Pianu founded the ensemble Cordevento. The trio at first focused mainly on 17th-century music, then, under the same name Cordevento, the ensemble from 2008 also works as a small baroque orchestra in single strength. In this broad formation the ensemble mainly aims at 18th-century repertoire. The first CD, featuring recorder concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, was released in 2009. A CD featuring recorder transcriptions of concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach was released in 2011, and an album title La Monarcha was released in 2012.


Erik Bosgraaf (born May 9, 1980) is a Dutch recorder player and musicologist.