Frances Blaker, recorder, received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands.

Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Denmark, England and the Netherlands, including the Farallon Recorder Quartet and the recorder duo, Tibia. She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United States, including the San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque workshop and Port Townsend; she is a co-director of the Amherst Early Music Festival, Inc. Ms. Blaker is the author of The Recorder Player’s Companion and the “Opening Measures” column in the American Recorder, and a collaborator and performer on the Disc Continuo series of recordings.


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