Monica Huggett

College Division

College Division: 

  • Historical Performance Artist in Residence and Artistic Advisor, Baroque Violin, Historical Performance, Violin, Baroque Chamber Music

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in London, England

Artistic director of Portland (Oregon) Baroque Orchestra and Irish Baroque Orchestra. Solo violin performances around the world. Founder of the London-based ensemble, Sonnerie; co-founder, with Ton Koopman, of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; worked with Christopher Hogwood at the Academy of Ancient Music, and with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert. Guest director of Arion Baroque Orchestra, Montreal; Tafelmusik, Toronto; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla; and Concerto Copenhagen. Numerous recordings for EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Philips Virgin, Erato, and Decca. Prizes: Gramophone magazine's 1997 Editor's Choice Award for J.S. Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas; the Vantaa Baroque Energy Prize (Finland), 2005; and Gramophone's Best Instrumental Recording Award for Heinrich Biber's Violin Sonatas, 2002. Master classes in Banff, Dartington, Vicenza, Dublin, The Hague, and Medellí­n. Former faculty, Hochschule für Künste, Bremen.

Degrees and Studies

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music, from which she holds an honorary fellowship.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2009; artistic director of the Historical Performance Program, 2009-11; artist in residence and artistic advisor, 2012-present.