Marion Verbruggen

Marion VerbruggenAmsterdam-based Dutch recorder player Marion Verbruggen is known as one of the most extraordinary virtuosos of her generation.  Famed for her high-spirited and technically dazzling performances, she has earned an international reputation as a master of style in her recitals throughout Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia.  As a chamber musician, she has performed and recorded with early music artists such as harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt and Bob van Asperen, gambist Wieland Kuijken, and violinist Lucy van Dael.

Verbruggen has appeared as a soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Musica Antiqua Koln, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and many others.  Her early music festival appearances have included Utrecht, Berkeley, Berlin, and Boston.  Her diverse discography includes music from 17th-century Spanish songs and theatre music to her own transcriptions of the Bach cello suites.  She records for Harmonia Mundi USA, and has recorded for Erato, Sony, BMG, Ricercar, EMI, and Accent.

"This charismatic virtuoso gives performances that are high-spirited and technically dazzling, and, in her hands, the recorder is a sensuous, expressive instrument." - Harmonia Mundi
"She can sound meltingly melancholic in one piece and savagely spiky in another. She can communicate the joy of a jester, the coyness of a maiden, and the brazenness of a conquering emporer." - Classical Review
"Marion Verbruggen is a phenomenon who revels in the possibilities of the recorder and combines virtuosity with sheer musical delight." - Cleveland