Webb Wiggins


Webb Wiggins, recognized and lauded internationally for his innovative and musical continuo realizations, has performed and recorded with many US ensembles.  They include the Folger Consort, the Dryden Ensemble, Kings Noyse, Chatham Baroque, Hesperus, the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, the Catacoustic Consort, the Baltimore Consort, the Violins of Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.  His collaborations with soloists, both vocal and instrumental, have earned him high respect among his colleagues in the world of baroque music.

Wiggins is also one of the foremost teachers of harpsichord as well as a coach for chamber music and director of baroque opera.  He is associate professor of harpsichord at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and serves on the faculty of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and the Amherst Early Music Festival.  For over fifteen years, Wiggins was coordinator of the early music program at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.  His recordings can be heard on the Dorian, EMI, Bard, Smithsonian, and PGM labels.

Webb holds degrees in organ performance from Stetson University and the Eastman School of Music and has done additional harpsichord study at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.  He is perhaps the only harpsichordist in modern times to have given multiple performances on trans-Atlantic voyages.

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