Marianne Richert Pfau, baroque oboe & oboe d'amore, completed her Ph.D. in historical musicology in New York after receiving graduate performance degrees in recorder and historical double reeds from the Musikhochschule Hamburg, and in music therapy from the Guildhall School of Music London. She serves as Professor of Music History at the University of San Diego where she also directs the Angelus Early Music Series and produces International Early Music Festivals. Long focused on Medieval Studies, M. Pfau has published a complete edition of Hildegard von Bingen's Symphonia, as well as a monograph, with Stefan Morent, entitled Hildegard von Bingen: Der Klang des Himmels (Cologne: Böhlau, 2005). She now publishes and records newly discovered Baroque music for hautbois for Prima-la-Musica, UK. Her book, with Bjoern Lindemann, on Hautbois Reed Making (Egge Verlag Kassel) is forthcoming February 2011.
Active as baroque oboist and recorder virtuoso, M. Pfau performs with American Bach Soloists, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, and California Bach Society in San Francisco, and in Europe with Musica Alta Ripa, Corona Musica and Cythara Ensemble. She has recorded four CDs on the labels genuin (Leipzig) and virtilia (Hamburg) with the trans-Atlantic Hautbois ensemble Toutes Suites she formed in 2006 and directs.
(Marianne Pfau collaborated with New Trinity Baroque for the first time in March of 2011, in Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor.)