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Nicolette Moonen (Violin, Musical Director)

Born: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch-born violinist, Nicolette Moonen, grew up in Amsterdam bilingually, in a Dutch-French musical family - which later encouraged her to learn the main European languages. She studied with Jaap Schröder and Sigiswald Kuijken. In 1992 she moved to live in London. Her taste in music has been shaped by a love of languages, and she is passionate about the connection between language and music. She has a special affinity for French music.

Nicolette Moonen has played with most British and other European Baroque orchestras, including the Leonhardt-Consort (Director: Gustav Leonhardt), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Director: Ton Koopman), English Baroque Soloists (Director: John Eliot Gardiner), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Purcell Quartet (Director: Robert Woolley), Florilegium (Director: Ashley Solomon) and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, amongst others. She has been invited to lead ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent (Director: Philippe Herreweghe), La Chapelle Royale (Director: Philippe Herreweghe), Ex Cathedra (Director: Jeffrey Skidmore), European Union Baroque Orchestra and the English Touring Opera.

In 1996 Nicolette Moonen founded The Bach Players of which she is the artistic director. The group has a regular concert series in London and Norwich and has performed all over the UK, Ireland, and in continental Europe. Their concert programmes paint pictures of musical issues and themes of 17th- and 18th-century Europe. In 2008 the ensemble started to make recordings of these programmes. So far, 10 CD's have been released on the Hyphen Press Music label. She has a duo since a few years with German harpsichordist Medea Bindewald. Together they like exploring the genre of ‘Pièces de clavecin avec accompagnement de violon’. They released two CD's on the Coviello label: 1, Jacques Duphly 2, Jacob Kirkman

Nicolette Moonen teaches violin, string classes and regularly coaches ensembles at the Royal Academy of Music and directed the Baroque orchestra at Dartington International Summer School from 1998 to 2013.

Source: Royal Academy of Music Website; Bits & pieces from other sources; Photos 01-02: Almut Bindewald.
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2016); Nicolette Moonen (Photos 01-02 & some details, December 2016)

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Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Violin, Viola

Member of English Baroque Soloists:
BCP Vol. 1: CD-1:
BWV 167, BWV 7, BWV 30
BCP Vol. 2: CD-1:
BWV 2, BWV 10, BWV 76
BCP Vol. 4: CD-2:
BWV 186, BWV 107, BWV 187
BCP Vol. 5: CD-1:
BWV 178, BWV 136, BWV 45
BCP Vol. 6: CD-1:
BWV 69a, BWV 35, BWV 137
BCP Vol. 8: CD-2:
BWV 161, BWV 27, BWV 8, BWV 95
BCP Vol. 9: CD-2:
BWV 96, BWV 169, BWV 116
BCP Vol. 10: CD-1:
BWV 48, BWV 5, BWV 90, BWV 56; CD-2: BWV 79, BWV 192, BWV 80
BCP Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 89, BWV 115, BWV 60; CD-2: BWV 139, BWV 163, BWV 52, BWV 140
BCP Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 36; CD-2: BWV 70, BWV 132, BWV 147
BCP Vol. 14:
BWV 91, BWV 121 [2nd], BWV 40, BWV 110
BCP Vol. 15:
BWV 64 [2nd], BWV 151, BWV 57, BWV 133 [2nd]
BCP Vol. 16:
BWV 225, BWV 152, BWV 122, BWV 28, BWV 190
BCP Vol. 17: CD-1:
BWV 143, BWV 41, BWV 16, BWV 171; CD-2: BWV 153, BWV 58
BCP Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 63, BWV 191, BWV 65, BWV 123; CD-2: BWV 154, BWV 124, BWV 32
BCP Vol. 19: CD-1:
BWV 155, BWV 3, BWV 13
BCP Vol. 21: CD-2:
BWV 182, BWV 54, BWV 1
BCP Cantatas for the Feast of Purification of Mary:
BWV 82, BWV 83, BWV 125, BWV 200
BCP Trinity Cantatas I:
BWV 94, BWV 105, BWV 168
V-4 (2003):
BWV 245 [2nd]

Philippe Herreweghe

Violin, Viola, Viola d'amore

Member of La Chapelle Royale:
C-4 (1990):
BWV 243, BWV 80 *
C-5 (1990):
BWV 21, BWV 42
C-6 (1991):
BWV 56, BWV 82, BWV 158
V-6 (1984):
BWV 244 [1st]
V-10 (1987):
BWV 245 [1st]

Gustav Leonhardt

Violin

Mof Leonhardt-Consort:
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 6: CD-1:
BWV 100; CD-3: BWV 107; CD-5: BWV 113, BWV 114; CD-6: BWV 117
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 7: CD-3:
BWV 127; CD-4: BWV 128, BWV 129; CD-5: BWV 132, BWV 133; CD-6: BWV 134, BWV 135

Purcell Quartet

Viola

C-3 (2007); BWV 21, BWV 172, BWV 182

Ashley Solomon

Violin

Member of Florilegium:
C-2 (2007):
BWV 209

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Nicolette Moonen (Royal Academy of Music)
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