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Marion Verbruggen (Recorder)

Born: 1950 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch recorder player, Marion Verbruggen, is one of the most extraordinary virtuosos of her generation. Famed for her high-spirited, technically dazzling performances, she has earned an international reputation as a master of style on her instrument throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Japan and Australia. Enamored of the recorder from an early age, she studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Frans Brüggen. Upon completing her diplomas cum laude, she was invited to join the faculty at the Royal Conservatory. Her prizes include the first International Recorder Competition in Bruges, the Nicolai Prize for the Performances of Contemporary Dutch Music, and the Erwin Bodky Award for Early Music.

As a soloist Marion Verbruggen plays with prestigious ensembles including
Musica Antiqua Köln, Akademie für Ancient Musik Berlin, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Tafelmusik Orchestra. She performs in chamber music ensembles with other renowned early music artists including harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen and Ton Koopman, gambist Wieland Kuijken, Baroque cellist Jaap ter Linden, and violinist Lucy van Dael. Her early music festival appearances include Utrecht, Berkeley, Berlin, Boston and Tel Aviv. Marion Verbruggen also plays solo recitals throughout the world.

Marion Verbruggen guest teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and gives master-classes and workshops throughout the world. Her diverse discography includes music ranging from 17th century Spanish songs and theatre music to her own transcriptions of the J.S. Bach Cello Suites. She has recorded for BMG, EMI Erato, harmonia mundi usa, Ricercar, Sony, Titanic, and Accent.


From the Press

Source: Donald E. Osborne, California Artists Management (March 2003); Recorder Home Page
Contributed by
Donald E. Osborne (May 2004); Liesbeth van der Sluijs (Discography, June 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Ton Koopman


BWV 2, BWV 4, BWV 12, BWV 18, BWV 20, BWV 21, BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 31, BWV 44, BWV 46, BWV 54, BWV 61, BWV 63, BWV 71, BWV 73, BWV 101, BWV 106, BWV 119, BWV 130, BWV 131, BWV 132, BWV 134, BWV 134a, BWV 150, BWV 152, BWV 155, BWV 161, BWV 162, BWV 163, BWV 165, BWV 172, BWV 180, BWV 182, BWV 185, BWV 196, BWV 199, BWV 203, BWV 208, BWV 524
V-3 (1998): BWV 243, BWV 249

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