Alpha Trio


An extraordinary band in uncharted musical waters

Alpha’s musical concept is unique – An ensemble of classically trained virtuoses commissioning pieces, improvising, performing world music, exploring electroacoustic music, electronica and medieval music, and on top that, composing themselves as well. A stylistic span from the 14th century to newly written works, from Orthodox Georgian chorals to minimalistic techno.

Each of the Alpha members, in their own right, have made their mark in European music life - Bolette Roed on recorder, Peter Navarro-Alonso on classical saxophone, and David Hildebrandt on classical percussion.

In the spring of 2018, Alpha released "Le Quattro Stagioni", where Peter Navarro-Alonso’s reworking of one of the great masters once more provides the Alphas with a launchpad for playful and exhilarating exchanges with both past and present.

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    Members of the ensemble

    Bolette Roed

    Bolette Roed (1979) graduated from the advanced solo performance class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, March 2004, and since then, her solo career has brought her to festivals and concert scenes all over Europe, Asia and the US. Parallel to the studies in Copenhagen, she also studied at Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, and she graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen.

    Bolette Roed

    Soon after her debut, Bolette was appointed Artist-in-Residence of the Danish National Radio and in 2011 she was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Music Prize. Furthermore she received the Grand Prize of Jacob Gade Foundation in 2003. Latest prize is “The Danish Music Critics Prize 2014”. Bolette is an all-embracing musician, working not only with the classical repertoire for recorder, but also with improvisation, folk and world music. Her repertoire ranges from medieval through renaissance and baroque to contemporary music and she has world premiered a large number of works. As part of her innate curiosity Bolette is constantly striving to expand the musical playground of the recorder. She works with many different instrument combinations and styles, including innovative co-operations such as with DJ’s, jazz musicians and the theatrical stages. Bolette has appeared as soloist with Concerto Copenhagen, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Danish Orchestra.

    Peter Navarro-Alonso

    born in 1973 and educated from Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid and The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen.

    He graduated as both composer, saxophonist and organist and has received numerous commissions from ensembles, orchestras, choirs and opera houses in Denmark and abroad.

    He is a four time Grammy nominee as well as a nominee for the Nordic Council Music Prize with his trio Alpha. His concerto grosso "Le Quattro Stagioni" was awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation as one of the most groundbreaking compositions of the year.

    Besides composing and giving recitals, Mr Navarro-Alonso holds a position as professor of classical saxophone at The Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as a position as organist in Sorgenfri Church.

    Peter Navarro-Alonso

    David Hildebrandt

    David Hildebrandt

    David Hildebrandt (b.1976). and also educated from The Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen.

    He is very active at Danish as well as foreign music scenes, and he has toured with various orchestras in Europe, USA, and Asia.

    In 2002 he won 1st prize in The Royal Danish Academy of Music’s soloist competition, and received William Christiansen’s Scholarship.

    He has furthermore been given Gladsaxe Music prize 2004.


    Alpha is a unique Danish ensemble, founded by Bolette Roed (recorder), Peter Navarro-Alonso (saxophone) and David Hildebrandt (percussion) who all graduated from the soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen. As early as in 2003, they were the first to explore this instrument combination, attracted by its many possibilities. Alpha was an immediate success and became double prize winner in the Danish Radio’s Chamber Music Competition in 2006 and they have been finalists in many international competitions while all of their CDs have been nominated for P2 Prisen, the Danish Music Awards for Classical music. Alpha was also nominated for the Nordic Council’s Music Prize in 2009. For Dacapo the trio has released the CD’s ’Alpha’ (2006), ’Through the looking glass’ (2013) with new interpretations of known works by Per Nørgård, Poul Ruders, Hans Abrahamsen and Bent Sørensen as well as ’Le quattro stagioni’ (2018), which includes Peter Navarro-Alonso’s version of Vivaldi’s ’The Four Seasons’.

    CD releases


    ALPHA (2006)
    The sensational trio with saxophone, percussion and recorder. Listen!


    Ekkozone and Alpha in exhilarating performances of Peter Navarro-Alonso’s original response to masterpieces by Vivaldi


    Superior deployment of artistic freedom from the trio Alpha, who reinterpret modern works by among others Per Nørgård and Bent Sørensen

    Oklahoma from Swedish Suite
    Schnee: Canon 2a (Hans Abrahamsen)
    Le Quattro Stagioni: II. L'estate (After Vivaldi's RV 315)

      • 10/28/2018 02:30 PM
        10/28/2018 02:30 PM

        Alpha CD Release - J.S. Bach

        CD release of "Goldberg Variations", a recomposed work by Peter Navarro-Alonso for the Alpha Trio
        location_on Restaurant Alouette, Sturlasgade 14P, 2300 Copenhagen. access_time 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

        For more information, go to the facebook page of the event

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