was born in Amersfoort, Holland. He studied recorder with Michael Barker and Jeanette van Wingenden at the Koninkijk Conservatorium in Den Haag concurrently studying the baroque bassoon with Donna Agrell. He received his solo diploma in 1999. He is principal bassoon of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman, which in addition to having a busy international concert schedule is currently involved in recording all the cantatas of J.S.Bach. He also plays with such orchestras as The Academy of Ancient Music, La Petite Band and Concerto Copenhagen. Wouter is a keen soloist and active chamber musician. He gives solo recitals with keyboard player Kathryn Cok with whom recent performances have included international festivals such as the 2002 Brunnenthaler Konzertsommer in Austria. As well as this he is a founder member of the Caecilia-Concert, and a founder member of the Etesian Ensemble who perform music of the classical period for fortepiano and winds.
Wouter is currently teacher of dulcian at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. See his website at http://www.wouterverschuren.com/