Biography

Photo: Annelies van der Vegt

Performing and recording with some of the most prestigious European period instrument orchestras and ensembles throughout her career, historical bassoonist Donna Agrell has been a member of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, an international group of specialists in eighteenth and nineteenth century music, since its founding in 1981 by Frans Brüggen. She has instructed generations of young musicians at two of Europe’s foremost institutes for historical music studies, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (from 2000) and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (from 1990), as well as in various regular international master courses. Donna Agrell recently completed PhD studies researching nineteenth-century Swedish bassoon repertoire at Leiden University.

 

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