Meet the Stars: Calefax Ensemble
Oliver Boekhoorn (1970) is the oboist and youngest member of Calefax. He followed his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Dutch academy of music located in Amsterdam (Conservatorium van Amsterdam – CvA). He is also a member of Cobla Amsterdam where he plays the ‘tenora’ and regularly plays as a guest for the larger orchestras and ensembles in the Netherlands. While Oliver plays the Marigaux oboe, he prefers the Bulgheroni for alto oboe and oboe d’amore. He also has a preference for Irish music and has, for some time now, played the Duduk, a double-reed woodwind flute indigenous to Armenia. In his spare time, Oliver enjoys paragliding above the dunes and the Alps or foraging about the woods with his camera.