Foto: Alf Ljugkvist
" Infinitely beautiful flute embroidery..."
"A playing that is as skillful as it is sensitive to detail"
"Emelie Roos with her wonderful recorder playing on a flauto di voce ... "how a flute part can breathe and articulate with purely hypnotic effect." (Dagens nyheter)
"The soloist takes us on the most breathtaking escapades with an unfailing sense of style" (Tidig Musik)
"virtuosity is never allowed to become an end in itself, it is always the musical expression and embodiment that is at the center." (Tidig musik)
Emelie Roos is one of Sweden´s foremost recorder virtuosos with a diverse musicianship.
Emelie lives in Höör in central Skåne, and has put this village on the international classical music map with award winning ensemble Höör Barock. In 2020 Höör Barock won a Swedish Grammy,
In 2022 they released their fourth critically acclaimed album "Baroque Concertos with recorder - Treasures from Swedish collections", with Emelie as soloist.
In the spring of 2024, the album "Meetings with Bach - S L Weiss, J S Bach & C P E Bach" will be released on Proprius/Naxos Sweden, with Duo Solroos, featuring Dohyo Sol and Emelie Roos.
Emelie grew up in Höör with folk music, violin, recorder and singing. After high school in music class, Emelie took courses in literature and musicology in Lund, before she decided to try playing music full-time at Ingesund Folk High School's music program. After that, Emelie studied to be a musician at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, with Dan Laurin as teacher of recorder. Emelie has also studied classical singing at the Music Academy.
Emelie figures as soloist, chamber musician and project manager in various contexts. She plays regularly with the Höör Baroque ensemble; in Duo SolRoos with lutenist Dohyo Sol, and sings gregorian in the singing ensemble Gemma.
Emelie has played with leading baroque ensembles and orchestras in Sweden, such as Drottningholmsteatern, Malmö Stadsteater, Malmö Opera, Göteborgs symfonikerna, GöteborgBaroque, Karlsson Baroque, Arte Dei Suonatori (POL), Camerata Öresund (DK), Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Kvinnoorkestern.
Emelie is, together with her husband Dohyo Sol, artistic director of Höör Baroque ensemble and festival. Höör Baroque, with its well-attended annual summer festival (since 2012) and with guest appearances all over the country, and in Denmark, Iceland and Germany, has established itself as one of the leading Swedish baroque ensembles of today.
The ensemble has made four critically acclaimed recordings on the BIS label. Already after the first album, it was written in Germany that the ensemble had "played their way into the Champion's league of early music ensembles" (Toccata Early Music Magazine, DE). With "Golovinmusiken", recorded under the musical direction of Dan Laurin, the ensemble won a Grammy for best classical recording of 2020. The ensemble's recordings are played extensively on Swedish radio P2 and have given great attention internationally.
On Höörs Barock's fourth album, which was released in September 2022 on Proprius/ Naxos Sweden, Emelie is a soloist in baroque music taken from Swedish music collections, . "Baroque concertos with recorder - treasures from Swedish collections" contains several works that have not been recorded before and which Emelie has brought out from the Akademiska Kapellet in Lund's music collections. The recording has attracted a lot of attention and been praised on the radio and in newspapers.
More about Höör Baroque can be found on www.hoerbarock.se
Emelie has also worked a lot with music and young people - as a project employee at Musik i Syd Unga, with children's performances, project manager for Miracle Festivals at Malmö museums and baroque opera for young people. And as a recorder and ensemble teacher at the senior high school Malmö Latin, Höör culture school, Malmö Music Academy (in methodology). Emelie is also working with the project "Recorder Skåne", in wich a part is the summer courses of Glimåkra Recorder Days.
In 2022 Emelie initiated the forming of the national "Swedish Recorder Association".
Emelie has been awarded scholarships from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Friends of Drottningholm Palace Theatre, and for Höör Barock - Höör Cultural Scholarship and the Höör Ambassador Prize.
Photo: Maria Roos
Photo: Alf Ljungkvist
Photo: Elisabeth Larsson
Photo: Elisabeth Larsson