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Fie Schouten, cor de basset

Fie Schouten, born in Amsterdam and still living there, performs in various formations at many different podia and festivals. She has performed all over Europe and is playing on all the clarinets with a warm preferation for the low ones.She studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she received her Bachelor Diplomas in clarinet and bassclarinet and a Masters Degree in bassclarinet with Harry Sparnaay, Tom Sieuwerts, and Herman Braune. She has participated in masterclasses in Austria (Impuls, Summer Course for Contemporary Music) and Germany (Darmstadt Festival for New Music 2000/2002), where she had lessons with clarinettist Ernesto Molinari.As a specialist in performing new music, she can be heard extensively with her own ensembles To be Sung (trio), in duo with accordeonist Marko Kassl, reed-trio Kassandra, Kaida (duo).Many new pieces are written for and premiered by these groups by composers with very diverse styles and of very different backgrounds and nationalities. Free improvisation appears in many of the pieces.Numerous of these performances have been broadcast by the 'Concertzender'. Kaida received the Tera de Marez Oyens Prijs in 2002 (NL). It won prize for best impro at the International Gaudeamus Competition (NL'03), best windensemble at 13th International Chambermusic Competition Illzach (F'03). Her CD's Of Villages and Spaces (KAIDA 2005), Amsterdam, de wereld (To be Sung 2007) en Spielzeug (bklar,acc,trb 2009) came out at Karnatic Lab Records.Apart from these smaller formations, Fie is playing in larger ensembles as well: as a member of Ensemble Labyrint and in the past: as a member of Axyz Ensemble, permanent guest musician in Orkest de Volharding, and the gamalan Ensemble Multifoon.She has played in orchestras including Holland Symfonia, the Ensemble Modern Orchester, Klangforum Wien, Radio Symphony Orchestra and ASKO-Schönberg Ensemble, musikFabrik. From 2008 and on Fie performed in productions of musikFabrik around the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.In 2008 the production 'Michaels Reise um die Erde', regie La Fura dels Baus, toured in Europe. Fie played the solistic part as one of the 'Clownesque Swallows'. Compilation on YouTube. This she did also together with ASKO-Schonberg ensemble.In mai 2010 she took part in performing the whole Cycle KLANG: musikFabrik and guests in the festival MusikTriennale Koln. Fie played HARMONIEN, solo bass clarinet. HARMONIEN op YouTubeIn april 2011 she joined the Sunday of Light production with LICHT-BILDER for flute, bassethorn, tenor, trumpet; regie La Fura dels Baus; co-production with Opera Cologne.Fie is the owner of clarinets, bass clarinet, bassethorn and contrabass clarinet


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