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Alek Fester

Historical Oboes

Oboist Alek Fester specializes in performing music from the Baroque through Romantic eras on historical instruments. Alek is much sought after for his interpretations of Bach and Classical-era works. He has lived in Basel, Switzerland since 2009 and is currently first oboist with Capriccio Barockorchester, one of the most renowned period-instrument orchestras in Switzerland. He is featured on recent recordings with the orchestra, including as soloist on the latest recording of new arrangements of Handel orchestral works entitled "Ballo". Alek is also co-founder and artistic director of the Bruderholz Barock chamber ensemble in Basel. He received degrees from the Schola Cantorum (Basel), Indiana University and Sarah Lawrence College. In 2021, Alek received Swiss citizenship and began working towards a Master of Reformed Theology degree at the University of Basel.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Handel’s Orlando, La Bella Italia, Early Keyboard Extravaganza, The Breathing of the World, The Great Elopement, Bach Materia, Baroque Inside/Out, Mozart’s Math & Magic, Finale: Mozart Extravaganza

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