Vicki Boeckman, recorder


Boeckman *


Vicki Boeckman has been performing and teaching since the 1980s. Pre pandemic she was an internationally acclaimed performing and recording artist who traveled all over the US and to many other countries to perform and teach. When the world went virtual she adapted to the challenges hesitantly, but now embraces the virtual platform with enthusiasm and awe, discovering formerly inconceivable possibilities reaching students all across the globe.

Before settling in Seattle, Vicki resided in Denmark from 1981-2005 and had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the finest musicians and composers of the day. Jaap ter Linden, John Holloway, René Jacobs, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Pedro Memelsdorf, Per Nørgård, Hans Abrahamsen, Ole Buck, and Markus Zahnhausen to name a few. Her Danish recorder trio Wood'N'Flutes had a fantastic 15-year run performing all over Europe and working with contemporary composers in addition to doing children's theater. She was an adjunct professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years and taught at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for 23 years. Many of those students are now professionals, performing and teaching in conservatories in Denmark and around Europe.

In the Pacific Northwest Vicki has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Medieval Women's Choir, Gallery Concerts, Boise Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, and the Skagit Symphony. She is currently music director for the Seattle Recorder Society, co-director for the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS), and Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, and dearly hopes these organizations can bounce back in the months to come.

*Vicki Boeckman  will be on faculty for Week 1 of the 2022 Amherst Early Music Festival.