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Ronald Moelker

Recorder player Ronald Moelker has made concert tours and CDs as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles.

In addition to works from the classical repertoire, he performs his own work for recorder and singing bowls and composes chamber music, and works for choir.
He played at festivals and concert series in Aruba, Belgium, Germany, England, Crete, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Ronald Moelker was laureate at the International Van Wassenaer Competition, first prize in 1986 with the Super Librum program 'From Improvisation to Composition' and third prize in 1987 as Soloist with the program 'Händel & Mr. Stanesby Senior'


Ronald Moelker is a member of the Bassano Trio, a Dutch recorder ensemble founded as a quartet with Adriana Breukink in 2004 that focuses on developing and arranging new repertoire for recorder and pushing the dynamic boundaries of this ancient instrument.

After the death of quartet member Adriana Breukink in October 2022, the ensemble continues as a trio and in collaboration with various instrumentalists. The current members are Wolf Meyer, Ronald Moelker and Saskia Teunisse.

With the quartet he obtained two CDs. 'Torres del Alma - Towers of the Soul' with highlights of Spanish Renaissance music, broadcast in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Early Music Festival. The second CD 'Eagles and Seven Tears', with guest player Daniël Brüggen, contains John Dowland's 7 Lachrimae Pavanes and new quartet arrangements for Eagle and Dream recorders.

The Bassano Trio participates in playing the contemporary Eagle and Dream Recorders from the former workshop of Adriana Breukink.

​Since 2012, Ronald Moelker has his own channel on YouTube for new recordings.In 1986 his first sound recording (on cassette tape) was released 'Van Improvisatie tot Compositie' with Ensemble Super Librum. Several CD recordings followed.

1988 Intabulation and improvisation in the 14th century, Ensemble Super Librum

1992 Fantasie per il flauto di voce senza basso, Telemann 12 fantasies, solo CD

1992 Troubadour and Jongleur, music from Occitania (12th century), Ensemble Super Librum

1993 Renaissance in Florence, Francesco Landini and contemporaries, Ensemble Super Librum

1996 Celeste Giglio, 16th century Italian Dance Music with the Lacrimae Ensemble

1998 Jacob Live, Der Fluyten Lust-hof, with Michiel Niessen, lute

2005 G.P. Telemann, Overture, Suites with Il Concerto Barocco

2005 Heaven, Van Eyck, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Brüggen, Moelker & others, solo CD

2005 Flow my tears, Dowland and contemporaries with the Lacrimae Ensemble2005 J.S. Bach, Sonatas with Riko Fukuda, harpsichord

2007 Talud, own work with Ratna Bauer, singing bowls

2010 Torres del Alma, Highlights of the Spanish consort Music with the Bassano Quartet

2015 Eagles and Seven Tears, Haydn, Purcell, Dowland, Pärt, Moelker, with the Bassano Quartet

2016 Confluence, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Moelker, with Niels Bijl, saxophone




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