Project Description

Froydis Ree Wekre, Noruega/Norway

Es una cornista noruega. Nacida en el seno de una familia de músicos, desde muy joven comenzó a estudiar piano y violín, aunque a los 17 años se decidió por la trompa. Además de cursar estudios en Oslo, también se formó en Suecia, Rusia y Estados Unidos, y cuenta entre sus principales profesores a Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto y Vitaly Boujanovsky.

Después de ganar el primer premio en un concurso nacional para músicos de viento, le fue ofrecido en 1965 el puesto de ayuda de solista de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Oslo, puesto en el que estuvo hasta 1990.

Froydis Ree Wekre es profesora de trompa y de música de cámara en la Academia Noruega de Música. Actúa como solista, interpreta música de cámara, da conferencias, imparte clases magistrales y participa como jurado en concursos internacionales. Ha sido artista invitada, entre otros, en los festivales de Banff (Canadá), Sarasota (EE. UU.) y Musica Riva (Italia).

Su libro Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well ha sido traducido a varios idiomas. Numerosos compositores han escrito obras para ella, que se han grabado bajo los sellos Simax y Crystal. Ha sido, durante dos años, presidenta de la Sociedad Internacional de Trompa, de la que es miembro honorario desde 1994.

Frøydis Ree Wekre (born 31 July 1941 in Oslo) is a Norwegian musician. She studied in Oslo, Sweden, Russia, and the United States. Originally a piano and violin player, Wekre did not take up the horn until age 17, having become fascinated with its sound.[1] Her choice for the horn was also partly inspired by her having heard that it was a particularly difficult instrument to play.[2] After only two years of studying horn with Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto and Vitaly Bujanovsky, she was invited to join the Norwegian Opera Orchestra.[3] She obtained a post with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1961, where she became co-principal horn in 1965. Wekre stayed with the orchestra until her retirement in 1991.[1]

Wekre is horn and wind chamber music professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She is an active lecturer and participates in juries at international competitions. Her book Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well has been translated into several languages. Frøydis Ree Wekre has been an honorary member of the International Horn Society since 1994, where she served as president for two years.

She is a strong advocate for free buzzing and mouthpiece buzzing, even saying you should be doing it while waiting for the bus. Though this may seem eccentric, her justification is, «If people don’t know you, it doesn’t matter what they think of you, and if they do know you, well, then it’s not a surprise.»

Renowned as a teacher and performer, Wekre has given masterclasses and workshops throughout Europe and North America.[1]

Because of Frøydis’ young age when she won her first job, she has become an inspiration and icon to many young female brass players, showing them they have just as much a place in the orchestra as anyone else.