The Dutch recorder player, Marion Verbruggen, is one of the most extraordinary virtuosos of her generation. Famed for her high-spirited, technically dazzling performances, she has earned an international reputation as a master of style on her instrument throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Japan and Australia. Enamored of the recorder from an early age, she studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Frans Brüggen. Upon completing her diplomas cum laude, she was invited to join the faculty at the Royal Conservatory. Her prizes include the first International Recorder Competition in Bruges, the Nicolai Prize for the Performances of Contemporary Dutch Music, and the Erwin Bodky Award for Early Music.
As a soloist Marion Verbruggen plays with prestigious ensembles including Musica Antiqua Köln, Akademie für Ancient Musik Berlin, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Tafelmusik Orchestra. She performs in chamber music ensembles with other renowned early music artists including harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt, Bob Van Asperen and Ton Koopman, gambist Wieland Kuijken, baroque cellist Jaap ter Linden, and violinist Lucy van Dael. Her early music festival appearances include Utrecht, Berkeley, Berlin, Boston and Tel Aviv. Marion Verbruggen also plays solo recitals throughout the world.
Marion Verbruggen guest teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and gives master classes and workshops throughout the world. Her diverse discography includes music ranging from 17th century Spanish songs and theatre music to her own transcriptions of the J.S. Bach Cello Suites. She has recorded for BMG, EMI Erato, harmonia mundi usa, Ricercar, Sony, Titanic, and Accent.