Comedian and recorder player Gabor Vosteen
has created a show that unites music, poetry and comedy. His trademark
is his unsurpassed ability to play five recorders at the same time; he
was subsequently named The Fluteman. Having toured for several years
with different shows (including two years as the main act of Circus
Roncalli), Gabor decided to bring his unique world of flutes to the
In THE FLUTEMAN
SHOW Gabor presents his vision to save the world with humanity’s most
important instrument and shows unbelievable facets of the recorder that
have never been seen or heard before. Using a selection of plastic
recorders, a rock-style electric recorder, the only leopard bass
recorder in the world and bold new ideas about the recorder, the
musician goes on a mission, connecting Bach, Paganini, pop music and his
own music with unbelievable comedy to create the original universe of
the flute-master Gabor Vosteen.
Duration: ca. 70 minutes
Direction: Ines Hu
Comedy consultant: Florian Butsch
Music production: Simon Steger
Props: Anke Gänz
With his portrayal of a madcap player of multiple recorders and his beloved interactions with the audience, recorder player and comedian Gabor Vosteen has successfully led concert programs as a comical guest and common thread. Both as a soloist and in collaboration with orchestras and ensembles, Gabor Vosteen brings a breath of fresh air to concert halls as a mischievous musical communicator, offering a platform of curiosity and openness in classical music.
A remarkable recorder player meets an orchestra with a distinctive conductor. The orchestra and recorder player initially go back-and-forth in taking the focus, but, after the initial obstacles, come together as the program progresses, leading up to a collective display of fireworks of virtuosity and recorder playing.
The programs with orchestra/ensemble are particularly suitable for concerts in a special setting (such as festivals, anniversary celebrations, New Year’s, or family concerts) or as a music education project.
Whether as soloist or a comic special guest, or as the common thread coursing through a concert evening, Gabor has collaborated with orchestras and ensembles in various projects, including:
Circus Symphonie at KKL Luzern (CH) and at Kongresshaus Zurich with the Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie Konstanz
2016/17 Classic Circus on tour through Switzerland with Musikkollegium Winterthur and international artists
Il Cucu Family Concert with Toggenburger Orchester (CH)
Pictures of an exhibition Family Concert at Classic Open Air Winterthur (CH) with Musikkollegium Winterthur
Night of the Proms Tour 2018 (D; BeNeLux)
Youth Symphony Orchestra Schwerin
Karneval Concert on Rosenmontag with Gewandhaus Leipzig (D)
Festival bei Reuth with members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
Concerto Variété with quartet, established by Martin Quilitz