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Magnus Bage

  • Flutist

Biography

Magnus Bage has also worked in many Swedish symhpony orchestras and since the beginning of 2005 he holds the solo position in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. Several Swedish composers have composed for Magnus Båge, and in September 2005 he premiered the flute concerto ”Shimmering Blue” by Rolf Martinsson.


The composer Jan Sandström will also write a concerto for Magnus Båge, a commission from the DalaSinfoniettan. Magnus’ invention, ” the Intonation slide”, which also may be used as a glissando headjoint, creates possibilities to perform flute effects never heard before. This headjoint is used in Martinssons’ flute concerto.


The first solo cd by Magnus Båge (FLUTE MUSIC, SFZ 1005) was released in 2003 and has been praised by several critics in Sweden and abroad. The famous flautist Sir James Galway has said that "This is a real knockout recording… not another flute record but a milestone in flute playing.” Born 1967, in Stockholm, Sweden.