Katharina Spreckelsen


Historical Performance - Historical Oboes

Principal oboe with The English Concert and Gabrieli Players

Freelances, tours and records with all the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles

Katharina was born in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. After studying medicine for two years at Göttingen University, she began her professional music career, studying first with Michel Piguet at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and then with Paul Goodwin at the Royal College of Music in London.

Katharina is the principal oboist for The English Concert, the Gabrieli Players and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and has toured extensively in Europe and the USA with these ensembles and many distinguished solo artists, including Andreas Scholl. She has also toured and recorded as guest principal oboist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Katharina has recorded extensively. Her solo recordings include arrangements of the Bach Organ Trio Sonatas with The King’s Consort for Hyperion and Vivaldi Chamber Concertos with Florilegium for Channel Classics.

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