Gregor Schulenburg was born in Havelberg, Germany in 1981. He studied flute at the College of Music Hanns Eisler and the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag under Eberhardt Grünenthal, Rien de Reede, Thies Roorda, Emily Beynon and Kersten McCall.
He gained significant experience in master classes taught by Mario Caroli, Robert Dick, William Bennet and Andrea Lieberknecht, as well as performing in orchestras conducted by Kent Nagano, Reinbert de Leeuw, Thierry Fischer, Neeme Järvi and Evan Christ. His ensemble performances have taken him to Germany, Great Britain and Croatia, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the People Making Stuff Festival and the Dag in de Branding Festival. He has had the opportunity to perform with well-known ensembles, such as the New European Ensemble and the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle.
He became interested in contemporary music after completing several composer workshops in Halle-Dresden. Since then he has devoted himself intensively to performing modern music and free improvisation. These efforts resulted in the production of Hans Werner Henze’s “El Cimarrón” for the Muziektheater Festival Zwolle 2010 and his work with world music phenomena, such as overtone- and Siberian “throat singing” in collaboration with the overtone singer and music ethnologist Mark van Tongoren.
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