Henrik Goldschmidt is solo oboist of the Royal Danish Orchestra. He is a member of The Danish Wind Octet, which won the Danish Chamber Music Competition’s First Prize in 1991 and a Grammy award for best classical release in 1993. Henrik Goldschmidt has received a number of music awards, a. o. the Jakob Gade Award in 1983 and the Royal Danish Theatre Award in 1994. His EMI recording “Phantasy –music for Oboe” from 1996 was for eight successive weeks voted no. 1 album on “The Classical Hit List” of the Danish Radio Broadcast Company. In 2010 he received the H.C. Lumbye prize for his great musicianship and his ability to reach out to large audiences. Goldschmidt has performed with leading orchestras including The Berlin Philharmonic and has been selected to represent his country in The World Symphony Orchestra. As a Jewish musician Goldschmidt’s playing has been described as “the best klezmer oboe playing in the world”. He has founded “Shlechte Kapelle” and “Klezmer Zahav” and thus he has introduced the oboe into a completely new context. Goldschmidt composes contemporary Jewish music and has written music for his bands, for films, theatre plays and special occasions like the opening of the Jewish Museum in Denmark.