Bo Isholm

DSC_9506_3863I was born and grew up in Copenhagen with Danish/Faroese parents. At the age of 16, I was lucky enough to study privately with Ingolf Olsen and continued my studies with him at The Fynske Music Conservatoire and The Royal Danish Music Conservatoire in Copenhagen, where I graduated in 1980. My interest in period instruments and performance practice was founded during these years and after a subsequent year’s study of the lute at The Early Music Centre in London with Christopher Wilson and Anthony Rooley, I spent the next ten years as a free-lance lute player in many different contexts – often as a lute duo partner – together with musicians such as Franklin Lei, Ulrich Wedemeier, Lars Hannibal and Kristian Buhl-Mortensen and with groups such as The London Lute Ensemble, Consortium Hafniensis and Musica Antiqua. After this period, my life took a new direction in that for the next 25 years until the summer of 2015, I worked as the Director of Tårnby Music School in Copenhagen and Tórshavn’s Music School in the Faroe Islands. Alongside this work, I have been an active member and co-founder of the Danish Guitar Ensemble, Corona Guitar Quartet, Biedermeier Trio and most recently, the Stauffer Guitar Duo.

Bo Isholm
Blómubrekka 110V, FO-100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands,
Tel. +298 590070, bo@staufferguitarduo.com