The Composer and Oboist
The oboist and composer
Niels Eje is regarded as one of
the worlds leading performers of classical- as well as crossover music, and a creator of
new genre-breaking repertoire for his instrument, the oboe. Working and recording with
outstanding artists from many genres Eje has participated on more than 30 CD releases,
including Miles Davis´ Aura.
Born in Copenhagen in 1954, Niels Eje graduated from The
Danish Academy of Music and received further education from Lothar Koch (Berlin
Philharmonic) and held a position as principal oboe in the Danish National Radio Orchestra
in the 1970-80ties. In 1990 he resigned from the orchestra and devoted his career entirely
to his own projects as soloist, composer and ensemble player, and during the last decade he
has received several awards for his work as composer, arranger and performer with his
group "Trio Rococo", including a Gold award for the best selling album
"Classical Mystery Tour" Norwegian Wood (Trio Rococo plays Beatles),
internationally released by BMG/RCA Victor.
At the present moment Niels Eje is participating in a huge scientific
project concerning music and medicine - composing, arranging and recording more than
24 hours of original music for hospitals and healthcare centers around the World. From 1999
the music is being tested on 4 major hospitals in Denmark and this exciting project
will be followed on the Internet in the coming year. " The Egmont Foundation"
is supporting this project. (see: http://www.musicahumana.dk
In 1996 Gefion Records recorded the Album Ablaze: Music composed and arranged by
This Album; contains both music inspired by the Viking Age in Denmark some 1000 years ago, and
music written for a stage version of Charles Dickens´ " Great Expectations"
Fairies And Tales is a new fantasy piece inspired by
Nordic myths and legends, with Tales based on true stories from the age of the Danish
Vikings. Fairies and Tales is written and dedicated to James Galway and Safri Duo, in
admiration of their brilliant and unique genius as performing artists. This new piece of
music was performed at 10 Concerts in USA February 2000.
Sheet Music by Niels Eje at www.sheetmusicnow.com/triorococo