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Karolina Bäter (born 1978) studied recorder with Walter van Hauwe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where she got the master degree in 2004 with focus on chamber music. In the same year she began her transverse flute studies with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague where she finished the specialization in Early Music and Historical Performance Practice in 2008 with the Bachelor degree.

From 1998 until 2004 she was member of a renaissance ensemble The Royal Wind Music (conducted by Paul Leenhouts) and a recorder quartet QNG. Karolina won many prizes at international music competitions as the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn (2002), the International Penderecki Competition in Cracow (2002) and was finalist during the International Gaudeamus Competition in Rotterdam (2003). Since 2002 she frequently performs in Europe as a member of a contemporary music ensemble MAE (directed by composer Yannis Kyriakides), focusing on electronic music. She is the founding member of the trio The Roentgen Connection (Goska Isphording, harpsichord; Karin Preslmayr, viola da gamba), playing exclusively contemporary and newly written pieces for historic instruments. Together with cello player Jelte van Andel she formed the duo Jellina Karote, performing mainly improvised and self-composed music. Karolina is regularly invited to contribute musically in theatre productions, i.e. at Het Veemtheater (Geruis/2008), with the Veenfabriek (LICHT=is de machine/2009, directed by Paul Koek) and Andco, Berlin (WARLAB/2010). Since 2009 she is member of baroque/modern music group Novevecchio (with singer Irene Kurka) combining contemporary and early music in their programmes. Karolina also gave concerts with the ASKO ensemble and the Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam. Her performances are recorded and broadcasted by the Concertzender, BBC, the NPS (Vrije geluiden), Radio Beograd, B92, Metropolis TV, Art TV. She recorded CDs under various labels (Lindoro, Konkurrent/In the fishtank, unsounds).

As a chamber musician as well as a soloist she is frequently invited on various festivals (Musica Antiqua Perast, November Music, Klangzeit Münster, Musica Polonica Nova/Wroclaw, Klang Köln, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Making New Waves/Budapest, November Music Den Bosch, Wien Modern/Vienna, März Musik/Berlin, Dny Klavesyn/Wroclaw, Gaudeamus Music Week). Next to playing concerts, Karolina is regularly giving master classes on recorder as well as transverse flute (as guest teacher at the Ansambl Renesans, Belgrade i.e.). With her new base in Belgrade/Serbia, Karolina is since 2009 a member of baroque music ensemble Nymbus (Andrej Jovanic, theorbo; Djordje Milosevic, cello), giving concerts with the aim to promote unknown early music in the Balkan area. Next to that she started collaboration with harpsichord/clavichord player Svetlana Stojanovic-Kutlaca.

(Karolina Bäter joins New Trinity Baroque for the first time in March of 2011, in the series of concerts featuring J.S. Bach's great Mass in B minor)

 


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