Carola Schmitt

Gregor Praml trifft Isabelle Bodenseh

Lokal im Mousonturm, teilbestuhlt


“Love what you do and do it with all the energy that you’ve got” – this motto perfectly suits Isabelle Bodenseh. The brilliant flute player won several awards in her teenage years before studying classical music at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. But that was not enough for this half-French musician. From an early age, her father – a musician himself – showed her that freedom on stage is something special. She always had an interest in improvised music and trained with jazz professors Karl Berger and Michael Sagmeister. In the mid-1990s, she went to Los Angeles to study jazz, before being sent to Havana for a year as the first ever DAAD grant fellow there. Since her return, Isabelle Bodenseh is considered one of the best Latin flute players to be found in Germany. Her music projects are as varied as her musical background and are entitled “Jazz à la flute” or “Mrs Bo’s Cookbook”.