Daniel Boeke


Daniel Boeke (b. 1988) is a clarinetist based in Tuscany. He got his masters degree cum laude in 2013 at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague , where he studied with Pierre Woudenberg,specializing in the modern and contemporary repertoire, as a soloist, chamber and ensemble musician as well as being an orchestral player. During his studies he attended masterclasses with Karl Leister, Martin Fröst and Michael Collins.
He is also selected to take part in the Ligeti Academy, directed by Reinbert de Leeuw and the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble. In 2013 he is also selected to perform a series of concerts throughout the Netherlands together with his teacher Pierre Woudenberg. In 2014 he is musician and actor in the DNO/NJO production “Kopernikus” (Claude Vivier), coming in contact with Music Theatre. He also takes part in the Opera Zuid/ICK Amsterdam production “De Soprano’s”.
Since 2013 he is founding member and musician of Oerknal Ensemble, a contemporary music ensemble that engages in cross-disciplinary collaborations, looking for new and unique artistic overlaps, and ways to renew the concert experience and relationship with the audience. With Oerknal he plays a broad and diverse range of new music by composers such as John Zorn, Morton Feldman, Jason Eckhardt, David Lang, Lewis Nielson and many young and exciting composers writing especially for the ensemble. With the group he has been performing, lecturing and teaching new music across europe (Greece, Kosovo, Italy) having the pleasure to collaborate with young musicians and reaching new audiences.
Since 2017 he is a member of the Art-rock band Sycamore Age, who is set to release their 3rd studio album in 2019. He has also worked with several other bands such as These New Puritans (GB), Gooseboard (NL), Navarone (NL) and Andrea Chimenti (IT).
Daniel also regularly collaborates with contemporary music ensemble ASKO|Schönberg, the Dutch National Opera, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Amsterdam Philarmonia, ICK/Opera Zuid, and also works as a freelance performer for diverse new music festivals across europe, as well as actively (co)creating music-theatre performances in the Netherlands as well as Italy.