Alison Gangler

Alison Gangler has been able to enjoy a career in Europe and the United States, performing and recording with many well-known ensembles of Historical Performance, as well as now playing actively in the New England region and beyond. Praised for her sensitive playing, she is an avid and sought-after chamber musician, who is unusually well versed, technically, and musically. She began her specialized studies of baroque oboe at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland, concentrating on shawms, baroque and classical oboe, and historical performance practice under Michel Piguet and other well-known professors such as Franz Bruggen. She has performed and recorded with groups such as Musica Antiqua Köln, Concerto Köln, Accademia Bizantina (Ravenna, Italy), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Concentus Musicus (Vienna), Anima Eterna (Brugge, Belgium), Les Arts Florissant (Paris, France), and Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra. She has toured with many chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout Europe, South Asia, Australia, South America, and the U.S. performing in festivals and concert halls. Alison has played under the direction of many of the Early Music greats such as Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Nicholas McGegan, Ottavio Dantone, Herman Max, Marcus Creed, Lajos Rovátkay, Christophe Rousset, among others. While living in Italy, for nine years, she also performed and recorded Medieval and Renaissance music for the RAI Radio, Quadrivium and Jaro labels with Ensemble Dramsam (Gorizia-Udine) and the Grammy nominated ensemble, Sarband (Munich), playing shawms, recorders, and dulcian. Since returning to live in the U.S. in 2000, she has also focused her talents as a software engineer. She lives in southern New Hampshire and comes to the Boston and nearby areas often to play with Boston Baroque, Arcadia Players, Newton Baroque, and the Harvard University Baroque Orchestra. Alison has recorded for the labels Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, Harmonia Mundi, Teldec, Capricio, and Channel Classics.