Boreas Quartett Bremen

Boreas, god of the north wind, gave the recorder quartet its name: Wind, air, and breath bring the recorders to resound. The Boreas Quartett Bremen plays music from the heyday of the consort. An evening with BQB immerses you in the rich full sound of the consort, while music of the 20th and 21st century adds a modern dimension. The musicians play over 40 flutes of different sizes and construction, including a twelve part Renaissance consort.

Jin-Ju Baek, Elisabeth Champollion, Julia Fritz and Luise Manske studied from 2004 until 2008 in the Early Music department at the “University of the Arts“ in Bremen, Germany, under the tutelage of Professor Han Tol. In 2014 the quartet was awarded a scholarship of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) in the final round of the German Music Competition (Deutscher Musikwettbewerb). In 2012 the quartet won first prize and audience prize of the Early Music competition run by Saarland radio and the Fritz-Neumeyer-Akademie in Saarbrücken, Germany.

The quartet has appeared in festivals such as Musikfest Bremen, MDR Musiksommer, Musica Antica Urbino (I), Tage Alter Musik Saarbrücken, Taiwan International Recorder Festival, Festival Mitte Europa, Concentus Moraviae (CZ), baroque mürz (A), Life I Live Festival (NL), Musica Viva Osnabrück, Studio für Neue Musik Siegen.

BQB will appear at the Festival van Vlaanderen, Boston Early Music Festival, and the European Recorder Teachers' Association congress in 2017.

Watch more of Boreas Quartett Bremen live in concert here.

Boreas Quartett Bremen live at Theater Putbus, 2016

"Boreas Illuminated" 

performance of music and light
with Katharina Berndt, illumination artist