Accompanied by the Concerto Köln, Benoit Laurent, the Belgian oboist whose performs primarily early music compositions plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 450.
Benoit Laurent studied recorder, modern oboe and baroque oboe in Belgium (with F. de Roos, P. Dombrecht, A. Vanlancker and S. Cremers), then he studied the baroque oboe in Germany with M. Niesemann.
In 2008 he got a second prize at the prestigious competition for early music “Musica Antiqua” in Bruges, in the category soloist.
He teaches the baroque oboe at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. He has been also teaching the baroque oboe at the H.F.M. Frankfurt from 2010 to 2013.
He recorded two Sammartini concerti for oboe with les Muffatti for the label Ramée (2011), Lebrun’s C-major Oboe Concerto with les Agremens (2011) and with his own ensemble Lingua Franca an german oboe band music cd for the label Ricercar (2010) a solo recital with german sonatas (2012) and Bach’s Oboe and Violin Concerto with Kammerorchester Basel for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (2014).
His last recording focus on the English repertoire for Baroque oboe (Mr. Handel’s Musicians, 2018).
Benoît also gives concerts in orchestra and chamber music with some of the best ensemble on period instrument (Concerto Köln, B’rock, Collegium Vocale Gent, Anima Eterna, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Il Gardellino,..). He has played concerto as soloist with many of the best orchestra on period instrument (Concerto Köln, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, la Stagione Frankfurt, Basel Kammer Orchester, Zürcher Kammerorchester, les Agremens, les Muffatti, …).
- Benoit Laurent official website