A msterdam-born Verbruggen has earned an international reputation as a master of style in her solo recitals throughout North America, Japan, and Europe. As a chamber musician, she has performed and recorded with many renowned early music artists and such presti-gious ensembles as Musica Antiqua Köln, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Tafelmusik. Her master class-es and workshops given worldwide are proof of her brilliant ability to communicate and inspire. Ms. Verbruggen is also an avid exponent of contemporary music, and received the 1973 Nicolai Prize for performance of contemporary Dutch music. She recently made her conduct-ing debut with the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has recorded extensively.