Poul Høxbro has gained international acknowledgement for his work in reviving a medieval playing style for pipe and tabor. Using his many faceted musical background, studying medieval sources and in a close co-operation with the instrument makers, Norbert Eckermann (Austria) and Mark Binns (Australia), he has succeeded in creating a playing style, a sound and a refined music making which is considered a unique and pioneering work in this field. As a result of this work he is now performing world wide on festivals and in radio with his arrangements of medieval music for pipe and tabor.
Together with the singer, Agnethe Christensen, and the singer and harp player, Miriam Andersén, he now forms Medieval Ensemble ALBA, which has a world wide reputation for serious and original performances of medieval music.
In co-operation with Miriam Andersén PH forms the duo ESK. Adding traditional Nordic instruments as for example lyre, bagpipe, wooden lur and cow horn, they specialize in recreating an early Nordic sound and music in combining both medieval sources and records of traditional music from Nordic countries.
Beside this he works regularly with the Australian recorder virtuoso, Genevieve Lacey. Together they have created the programme Piperye, a medieval fantasy for pipes and percussion. He also works with the Swedish actor and storyteller, Anders Granström, in a performance that mixes music and tales from medieval Europe. Playing with the German fiddle player, Susanne Ansorg, he gives life to the numerous depictions of a medieval standard combination of instruments.
He has recorded 4 CDís with Medieval Ensemble ALBA and a solo-CD for the Danish record company Classico. In addition to this he has taken part in recordings for ABC Classics, Move Records, BIS, Exlibris, Sony Music, Chandos and Naxos.
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