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Prof. Oscar Bohórquez (woodwinds)

Solofagott Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe

Oscar Bohórquez was born in 1949 in Lima/Peru. After his first years of musical education in his home country he continued his studies at the "Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie" Detmold, Germany with Prof. Albert Hennige. After his graduation he became 1st solo bassoon at the States Theatre Braunschweig and later at the States Theatre Nürnberg. Since 1978 he holds this position at the "Badische Staatskapelle" Karlsruhe.

Next to to his orchestra engagement he held the position as director of the Karlsruhe Wood Wind Octet for ten years. In 1979 he began teaching at the Baden Conservatory Karlsruhe and in 1994 at the University of Music Cologne, Department Aachen. Since April 1990 he is coach for woodwinds at the States Youth Orchestra Baden-Württemberg and since 1995 in the course of the International Master Courses in St. Paul/Austria. In 1995/96 he became member of the jury at the music competition "Jugend musiziert" and is regularly invited to international music competitions as a jury member , e.g. the bassoon contest in Lyon.

Oscar Bohórquez is frequently performing all over Europe and the USA as soloist and chamber musician. In addition to this he is a very demanded soloist for radio broadcastings, whereas he played with the SDR Stuttgart, or the SWF Baden-Baden to name only two. Bohórquez also recorded several CDs with the "Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe".


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