Frédéric de Roos


Frederic de Roos (°1958) studied recorder with Silva Devos in Brussels, then with Walter van Hauwe in Amsterdam.

As a soloist, he has given many concerts with different orchestras or chamber groups, including the Ricercar Consort, Les Agrémens, Le Concert des Nations, the Nouveau Concert and la Pastorella in Belgium, France, Holland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Luxemburg, Finland, Germany, Spain and Japan.

He has made many recordings for the Belgian radio and television. His discography, a dozen CDs, published mainly by Ricercar, have been praised by the international press. He has made five CDs of the complete recorder works of Telemann. The complete recording of the Opus X concertos by Vivaldi was awarded the Diapason d'Or, and the prize of the Cini Foudation (Venezia) for the best Vivaldi recording of the year 2001was awarded to his recording of Vivaldi’s Conserti da Camera. His CD dedicated to the English recorder repertoire, has been distinguished by the international press (recommended by Classica, Repertoire, Diapason, …); his interpretation of Corelli’s opus 4 and 5 was also awarded with a Diapason d’Or.

A musicology graduate of the Brussels University, Frederic de Roos has written several studies and articles about his instrument, including a dissertation on the 18th century recorder literature. This has led him to the discovery and publication of several works forgotten for two centuries.

In parallel with his concert performances, he is the recorder professor at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire, and, since January 2003, its director. He gives many lectures, seminars and courses devoted to the musical language of the Baroque period. He regularly gives courses and master classes in Belgium and abroad.