Elisabeth Baumer, Barockoboe und Blockflöte
Born in Klagenfurt, Elisabeth Baumer studied baroque oboe with Paolo Grazzi at the Civica Scuola di Milano and at the Conservatorio F. E. dall’Abaco in Verona, as well as with Andrea Mion at the Istituto Briccialdi in Terni and Marie Wolf at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien. Elisabeth also studied the recorder, with a further specialization in music theory, with Rahel Stoellger at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. She received a distinction for all her degrees and concert examinations.
Elisabeth’s intensive artistic activity is evidenced in her long-standing cooperation with numerous orchestras and ensembles of the international early music scene.
In 2004, Ulrik Mortensen selected her as an oboist for the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Since 2004, she has been a solo oboist with the Ravenna-based Accademia Bizantina, one of the leading baroque orchestras worldwide. The exceptionally deep and analytical understanding of music of Ottavio Dantone, the orchestra’s director, has strongly influenced Elisabeth.
She is also a member of Concerto Stella Matutina, Bach Consort Wien, Capella Leopoldina, Barucco and of the cycle of Bach Cantatas at the Wiener Konzerthaus, under Luca Pianca.
Elisabeth regularly plays with the Barokkanerne Oslo, the Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Stefan Gottfried) and with L’Orfeo baroque orchestra and wind ensemble (Michi Gaigg and Carin van Heerden). Other noted collaborations include those with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Divino Sospiro in Lisbon, La Risonanza (Fabio Bonizzoni), Academia Montis Regalis and Il Pomo d’Oro.
Elisabeth’s artistic accomplishment is complemented by performances in the most important concert halls across Europe, South America and Asia, as well as appearances on a number of CD productions, for example with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Claudio Abbado.
Elisabeth has ample experience in teaching at university level (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Kärntner Landeskonservatorium) and in giving master classes (Austria Barock Akademie).