Frøydis Ree Wekre
Horn soloist and teacher Frøydis Ree Wekre from Oslo, Norway, was studying piano and violin before turning to horn at the age of 17. Outside of Oslo, her studies have taken place in Sweden, Russia and USA.
After a year working in the Norwegian Opera, she joined the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and played as co-principal until 1991. She has performed under such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Bernhard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Kirill Kondrashin, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Monteux, Esa Pekka Salonen and many others. In addition to her orchestral activities, she has been an active soloist and chamber musician, mostly in Europe and North America.
As a teacher Ms. Wekre was Professor of Horn and Chamber Music at the Norwegian Academy of Music until 2011. Nowadays she is travelling worldwide, lecturing and giving master classes.
Her first book, “Thoughts on Playing the Horn well” has been translated into several languages. Her last book, COLLECTED WRITINGS, was released in 2020. More than 40 compositions are written for her, some of which have been recorded on the labels of SIMAX, CRYSTAL and 2L.no
Frøydis Ree Wekre is an Honorary Member of the International Horn Society, where she also was the president during a period. For many years she has been associated with Musica Riva in Italy, Sarasota Music Festival in USA, Banff Festival of the Arts and Domaine Forget, both in Canada.