Debra Nagy


Debra Nagy, oboe, is recognized as “a baroque oboist of consummate taste and expressivity” (Plain Dealer). She has acquired a reputation for creating fascinating and inviting concert experiences as Artistic Director of Les Délices, and she plays principal oboe with the Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire, American Bach Soloists, and other ensembles around the country. During the pandemic, Debra reimagined Les Délices’ traditional concert series for the virtual space and created an acclaimed web series and podcast called SalonEra. Debra was awarded a 2022 Cleveland Arts Prize (Mid-Career Artist) and honored with the 2022 Laurette Goldberg Prize from Early Music America for her outreach work with Les Délices. When not rehearsing, performing, or dreaming up new projects, Debra can be found cooking up a storm in her kitchen or commuting by bike from her home in Cleveland's historic Ohio City neighborhood.