CV

Saxophone player:
Played and performed with own bands and as a sideman with several ensembles and Big Bands in Europe. Selected groups:

• “Chasing Pixies”, own quartet ( 2002-03, 2011-13, 2015)
• “Pia Boda & Marie Wärme Duo” (2013- present)
• „Spallanzani & Boda Quintet“, (1990-98), CD “Gone for a Walk” 1998.
• “Makiko Hirabayashi / Pia Boda Duo”, (1996)
• “Havanna Express” Cuban salsa (96-98)
• “Son En Taya”. Cuban salsa ( 1996-2000) CD out 1996. Won 1.prize 1998 for best ethnic band.
• John Tchicai Group, San Fransisco; USA (1995)
• “Four or Less”, own quartet (89-94)
• “Anaconda”, brazilian jazz (1992-93)
• “Ballerup Big Band”. (1987-91)
• “Big Band 85”, Modern Jazz Big Band by Lars Togeby (1985-87)

Stage Performances:
• “Cabaret”, Gladsaxe Theatre, Copenhagen (2003) (Tenor, Sop, Fl, Clar)
• “Dante’s Hell”,Copenhagen, Vordingborg (1996). Theatre Cantabile 2.Touring in Denmark and Germany
• “Brothers and Sisters”, H. C. Branner, Kaleidoskop; Copenhagen (1991)

Composer:
Composing for own groups and other ensembles:
• Toneart, United Nations Saxquartet featureing Marylin Mazur “Dancing out of the Dark: (2014)
• “Toneart Ensemble”, “Pygmy Danse”: Saxofon quartet and Marylin Mazur on Perc. (2008)
• “Toneart Ensemble”, “Cykles”: Sop.sax, 3 strings and rhythm section. (2007)
• “Chasing Pixies”, own quartet ( 2002 -03, 2011-12, 2015)
• “Spalanzani & Boda Quintet“, (1990-98), CD in 97.
• Makiko Hirabayashi &Pia Boda Duo” (1996)
• Woodwind Quintet performed “Turning Point Tango” (1998)
• “Four or Less”, own quartet (1989-94)
• “The Conservatory Big Band” (1991)

Composing for Stage Performance:
“Brothers and Sisters” by H. C. Branner, (1991)

Comissioned by The Danish Arts Foundation:
“Impressions of the North” in 3 parts for accordion and sopranosax. (2013)

Music Awards
• 2010 Banff Center of Arts
• 1995 Studies in Brazil and USA
• 1985 Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, USA
• Danish Jazz and Folk Authors – several scholarships and travel grants to Europe and New York.
• Danish Musicians Union: Support to release the CD: “Gone for a Walk”, 1997

Educator:
Have been teaching music to all ages from 6 to 75 since I graduated..
• The Rhythmic High School in Vig: Saxophone, flute, small group ensemble, improvisation, ear training, theory, wind & brass workshop. (1992- present)
• Music School of Ishøj, MGK, 3 year preparatory course for applicants to the Music Conservatory: Ear training, group composition. (2000-present)
• Music Schools in Albertslund, Køge: Saxophone, flute, ensemble, big band, theory, ear training (1984-94)

Education
• Graduated as a saxophone player/educator from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Denmark, (1991).
• Post educational one year course in Ear training at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (2001)
• Post educational one year course in Composition at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (2002)
• Studied classical harmony, history and choir conducting at the Music Department at the University in Copenhagen. (1997-98)
• Studied “Soundpainting” with Walter Thompson, NY. Conducting system for live composition, (2007)
• Tango Workshop in Rome with the Argentine piano player Hugo Aisemberg.(1998)
• Jazz Workshops: Brandbjerg, Vallekilde in Denmark, Viterbo, Siena and Bassano (Italy), Banff (Canada), Sweden, Norway, New York and Los Angeles (USA)

Musicians:
On my way in musical education, I have had the chance to meet and play with some very inspiring musicians to whom I want to show my deepest gratitude:

John Tchicai, Kenny Wheeler, Reggie Workman, Don Thompson, Hugh Fraser, Paulo Fresu, Franco d’ Andrea, Enrico Rava, Gianluigi Trovesi, Marilyn Mazur, Billy Harper, Cecil Bridgewater, Django Bates, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Brian Blade.