Marilyn Boenau

bassoon

Marilyn Boenau studied at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, focusing on dulcian and other Renaissance reeds, and moving forward in time to Baroque and Classical bassoon. She performs with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Blue Heron, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco. She can be heard on over 60 recordings, including three recordings of the Johann Friedrich Fasch suites with Tempesta di Mare, Rameau arias with Opera Lafayette, and Handel’s Atalanta with Philharmonia Baroque. A review in the Boston Musical Intelligencer referred to her “hallmark musical precision and refinement.” Marilyn is the Executive Director of Amherst Early Music, the largest presenter of early music workshops in North America.