The Maker

Soren began his musical studies in Washington D.C. at the age of 8, taking up clarinet at the age of 11. After secondary school he tried to give up music to study mechanical engineering at Stanford University, but was unsuccessful. He began to play clarinet again and joined the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and was principal clarinet during their tour of China. Soren went on to graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and became a freelance clarinetist and teacher in San Francisco. He was a member of the faculty at the San Francisco Community Music Center and free-lancer with local orchestras when a chance encounter with a 215-year-old anonymous five key clarinet from Dresden changed his career path once again. The attraction of the early clarinet proved irresistible and within a few years Soren had moved to The Hague to study with Eric Hoeprich. Instrument making soon followed, with instruction from both Eric and Paul Beekhuizen. By the time he reached Master’s studies, Soren was performing exclusively on instruments of his own construction and after graduation the research and experimentation only intensified. Soren Green Historical Wind Instruments was established in 2011 and now produces Clarinets, Basset horns and Chalumeaux faithful to the spirit of the original eightennth and nineteenth century instruments.