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Jörn Boysen

Harpsichordist Jörn Boysen was born in Lübeck, Germany, in 1976. Initially he studied at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and later at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Tini Mathot and Ton Koopman.
As a conductor, soloist or continuo player he works and plays regularly with ensembles and choirs in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and France. He gives workshops for historical performance practice and basso continuo.
Since 2006 Boysen is director of the Hollands Vocaal Ensemble with which he successfully performed programs as the ‘Messe des Morts’ by Jean Gilles, music from the “Altbachisches Archiv” and a program with the Requiem by Mozart and the Libera me by Neukomm. He conducted a production at the O.T. Opera Rotterdam in 2005. In 2009 he will be musical director of the production of Molière’s/Charpentier’s ‘Le Malada Imaginaire’ at ‘De Utrechtse Spelen’.
As a composer Boysen wrote orchestral and vocal music and a string quartet. Currently he is composing the music for the poems by German painter and writer Rainer Erhard Teubert.

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