Saskia Coolen is a Dutch recorder player and a member of Brisk Recorder Consort
. She studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Walter van Hauwe
, Kees Boeke
and Marijke Miessen
as well as taking master-classes with Frans Brüggen
and Harry Sparnaay.
She has performed with and/or was a member of a number of ensembles including La Fontegara Amsterdam
, Camerata Trajectina, Taverner Players, the orchestra of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Gabrieli Consort, Tragicomedia, the King's Consort and many other.
She founded Ensemble Senario in 1994 a group which focuses on Baroque chamber music in which the recorder is featured as a major instrument. Saskia Coolen gives courses and master-classes throughout Europe and America, and she teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Photo: courtesy Brisk Recorder Consort.