WEBB WIGGINS (ORGAN)


Webb Wiggins, recognized internationally for his innovative and musical continuo realizations, has performed and recorded with many U.S. ensembles.  They include the Folger Consort, Dryden Ensemble, Kings Noyse, Chatham Baroque, Hesperus, Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Catacoustic Consort, Baltimore Consort, Violins of Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, Smithsonian Chamber Players and Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.  His collaborations with soloists, both vocal and instrumental, have earned him great 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. In addition to his role as associate professor of harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he serves on the faculty of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and the Amherst Early Music Festival. For more than 15 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.

Wiggins 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.