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Monica Huggett

, conductor

Monica tours all over the world as soloist, director, and chamber musician, and has recorded on the EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Philips, Virgin, Erato, and Decca labels with such orchestras as the Hanover Band, Raglan Baroque Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (which she formed with former Portland Baroque Orchestra Artistic Advisor Ton Koopman in 1980 and led until 1987).

With Sonnerie, Monica has championed the works of the French baroque masters, and has recorded chamber works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven with the chamber ensemble Hausmusik. In addition to her busy performing and recording schedule, she is also Professor of Baroque Violin at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, in the Netherlands. She is also Artistic Director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra which is based in Oregon, USA.

Monica Huggett performs on a violin made in Cremona, Italy, in 1618 by Hieronymus and Antonius Amati.
Handel: Sacred Arias
Daniel Taylor
October, 2001
Jean-Marie LECLAIR: Concertos
Arion Orchestre Baroque
November, 1998