Wouter Verschuren

Netherlands (residence) °1973
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Wouter Verschuren graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and is sought after in the Netherlands and abroad bassoonist specialized in historical instruments. Wouter is equally at home with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic. He is principal bassoonist of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman, and regularly plays with other renowned period orchestras.

 

In addition, he regularly appears as a soloist, and plays in numerous international chamber music ensembles such as Caecilia-Concert, specializing in performance and research of 17th century music, The Etesian Ensemble that focuses on repertoire for winds and fortepiano and the Duo for bassoon and fortepiano with Kathryn Cok. 

 

Wouter teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Royal College of Music in London and the Utrecht Conservatoire, and organizes the summer course Fiori Musicali for 16th and 17th music in Utrecht together with the other members of the Caecilia-Concert.

 

Wouter is also active as a researcher with the aim to rediscover forgotten repertoire for dulcian and (historical) bassoon. To support this project he received a grant in 2010 from the Charles Burney Fund.


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