Tara Bouman

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Tara Bouman.

Clarinettist Tara Bouman (born 1970, Leiden, the Netherlands) studied the clarinet at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam with Walter Boeijkens and Piet Honingh.

She plays the corno di bassetto or basset horn, clarinet and bass clarinet.

Amongst the musicians and conductors she worked with are: Suzanne Stephens, Reinbert de Leeuw, Stephan Asbury, Jonathan Nott, Riccardo Chailly, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Riessler, Cuarteto de Cuerdas "José White", Simon Stockhausen and Alain Damiens. Her musical partners of this moment are: Trumpeter Markus Stockhausen, accordionist Edwin Buchholz, percussionist Tatiana Koleva and flutist Helen Bledsoe. With Helen Bledsoe and Tatiana Koleva she forms the ensemble TEYAS.

Tara Bouman worked together with a lot of composers whose repertoire she plays. Amongst them were Karlheinz Stockhausen, Georges Aperghis, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Roderik de Man, Magnus Lindberg, Earl Brown and Isabel Mundry, as well as composers of her own generation like Juan Felipe Waller, Vykintas Biliauskas, Robin de Raaff, Sinta Wullur, Hans Koolmees and Symon Clarke. She plays regularly in the ensembles of new music in the Netherlands and Germany (a.o. ASKO Ensemble, Schönberg Ensemble, Ensemble Musikfabrik NRW, Ensemble Köln).

As a soloist and chamber musician Tara Bouman played concerts all over Europe, Mexico and the United States. She just recorded her first CD with solos and duos by Markus Stockhausen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Isabel Mundry and Pierre Boulez.

The composer Ana Lara dedicate her work Concierto para corno di basseto to her. Tara played the premiere with Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (OFUNAM) on February 10, 2007.

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