Nicolette Moonen


Historical Performance - Violin

Founder and leader of the London-based ensemble The Bach Players

Regularly plays with the UK's leading period instrument orchestras

Nicolette grew up in Amsterdam bilingually, in a Dutch-French musical family – which later encouraged her to learn the main European languages. In 1992 she moved to live in London. Her taste in music has been shaped by a love of languages, and she is passionate about the connection between language and music. She has a special affinity for French music.

In 1996 Nicolette founded The Bach Players of which she is the artistic director. The group has a regular concert series in London and Norwich and has performed all over the UK, Ireland, and in continental Europe. Their concert programmes paint pictures of musical issues and themes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. In 2008 the ensemble started to make recordings of these programmes. So far, seven CDs have been released on the Hyphen Press Music label.
She teaches violin, string classes and regularly coaches ensembles at the Royal Academy of Music and directed the baroque orchestra at Dartington International Summer School from 1998-2013.

Nicolette studied with Jaap Schröder and Sigiswald Kuyken and has played with most British and other European baroque orchestras (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment amongst others). She has been invited to lead ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale, Ex Cathedra, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and the English Touring Opera.




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