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Debra Nagy


Debra Nagy has been called “a baroque oboist of consummate taste and expressivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and “a musical polymath” for her accomplished performances on oboe and recorder. One of the nation’s most sought after early double-reed specialists, Debra performs frequently with baroque ensembles and orchestras in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and New York. She has received many awards for her artistic work including first-prize winner in the 2002 American Bach Soloists Young Artist Competition and a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cleveland’s Community Partnership for Arts & Culture. She received her doctorate in Early Music at Case Western Reserve University, where she directs the Collegium Musicum. Debra can be heard on the Capstone, Bright Angel, Naxos, Avie, Delos, CPO, and ATMA labels and has had live performances featured on CBC Radio Canada, Klara (Belgium), NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR (New York City), WCLV (Cleveland), and WGBH Boston. Debra is an unabashed foodie and loves commuting by bike from her home in the heart of Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood.