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'Marten Root is a leading flautist and researcher when it comes to historical flutes and performance practise of music of the 18th and 19th century.'


He founded both the Biedermeier Wind Quintet and the Ensemble Schönbrunn.

With the above mentioned ensembles he travels the world over and his recordings include sonatas by Bach, Kuhlau, Mozart's flute concerti and a very long list of chamber music works.

Marten Root is first flute in the Barokorkest van de Nederlandse Bachvereniging for over 30 years.

Since 1992 he holds the same postion in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.

On the many recordings with these orchestras Marten Root can be heard in repertoire ranging from Bach ( to Berlioz, Schumann, Brahms, Verdi and Debussy.


Marten Root teaches historical flutes at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and holds a position as professor for historical flutes at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany.

He gave masterclasses in Europe, the USA and Canada, Israel and several far-eastern countries.

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