- The Danish recorder player, Clara Guldberg Ravn (born 1992), grew up in Dragør near Copenhagen and started playing music as a young child. In 2012 she moved to Stockholm to study with professor Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music, completing her bachelor’s degree in 2015, her master’s degree in the spring of 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, 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, such as 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 already 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.
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 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—her first EP with music of by Marin Marais and Morten Ræhs on the record label BlueGroupMusic.
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