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 one year in the Norwegian Opera she joined the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra as co-principal, a position she left in 1991. She has also been very active as a 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 giving master classes. Her book, “Thoughts on Playing the Horn well” has been translated into several languages. 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 since 1994, and she has been associated with the Sarasota Music Festival, USA, Banff Festival of the Arts and Domaine Forget, Canada.