Daniel Brüggen


Historical Performance - Visiting Professor of Recorder

Sought-after soloist and teacher; performs and gives masterclasses all over the world

Founding member of the Loeki Stardust Quartet

Daniël Brüggen was born in Haarlem, Holland in 1958, where he started playing the recorder at an early age. He studied with Kees Boeke at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he graduated as a soloist in 1983.

During his studies he became one of the founding members of the renowned Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, which after winning the Brugge competition took the world by storm. With this ensemble he has travelled all over the world and made recordings for Decca, Channel Classics and NM Classics, two of them winning the prestigious Edison Award.

Daniël Brüggen currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Royal Conservatory The Hague and the Conservatory of Utrecht.
As an ensemble specialist he coaches various chamber music groups and is also involved in giving masterclasses in Europe, USA and Asia. As a soloist he performed with several ensembles including London Baroque, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Camerata of the 18th Century. He forms a duo with harpsichordist Siebe Henstra.

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