The Danish recorder player, Clara Guldberg Ravn (born 1992), studied with professor Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2015 and her master’s degree in 2017 and received her diploma in 2018. In the fall of 2015 she was a student at the Conservatoire Supérieur National Musique et Danse de Lyon, France, studying with professor Pierre Hamon. She has taken lessons for musicians such as Michala Petri, Maurice Steger, and Rolf Lislevand.
She has received several prizes, including a stipend from Augustinus Fonden, 2018, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens nationella Stipendium, 2017, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stipendium, 2016, and Jakob Gades Talentpris, 2008. She has participated in competitions in Denmark, Sweden and Finland; winning at age 15 in 2008 a Gold Medal in the Danish competition, Berlingske Tidendes Klassiske Musikkonkurrence. In 2018 she won the first prize in the competition EAR-ly for early music singers and instrumentalists from the Nordic and Baltic countries. She performs frequently with a solo repertoire and in various chamber music constellations. See PROJECTS.
The release of her debut CD with the first six sonatas by Martinus Ræhs will be released on the record label, Arcantus, in October 2020. The CD is the first of two CDs with the complete flute sonatas by the Danish composer Martinus Ræhs (1702-1766). On the CD she is joined by Anna Paradiso, harpsichord and piano, Mats Olofsson, cello, and Jonas Nordberg, theorbo and baroque guitar.
Clara Guldberg Ravn is interested in how a musician’s sense of meaningfulness is transmitted and communicated to the audience during a concert. There are many kinds of extraordinary, touching and lasting concert experiences. The ones to aim for, as a musician—if they’re possible to create at all—are those that imbue the audience members with a sense of flow and elevate their spirits, leaving them in deeper contact with their feelings, encouraged and fortified enough to go out in the world and create and contribute with whatever means are available to them.
In January 2017 she recorded—with Marcus Mohlin and Johannes Geworkian Hellman—an EP with music by Marin Marais and M. Ræhs on the record label BlueGroupMusic.
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