Lucy van Dael

Lucy van Dael studied the violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and, while serving as a member of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Szymon Goldberg, specialized in the baroque violin, becoming one of the leading figures in the revival of authentic string performance. Together with Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, and the Kuijken brothers she has performed in concerts all over the world, appearing as a violinist and viola-player with the Leonhardt Consort, La Petite Bande, and other many ensembles—including the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Concerto d'Amsterdam, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Beethoven Akademie, and Academia Montis Regalis—as soloist or leader.

She has recorded for a number of major record companies and is known internationally for her teaching, having served as a visiting professor in Melbourne, Djakarta, Basle, the University of California at Berkeley and at Stanford, in addition to her continued commitment at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. With Frans Brüggen, she founded the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and is a member of the Amsterdam Fortepiano Trio. She plays in an ensemble with Bob van Asperen and Wouter Möller, and has made many recordings with Anner Bylsma, Vera Beths, and Jürgen Kussmaul in L'Archibudelli.

Her many successful recordings include Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and, with Bob van Asperen, the Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, both on the Naxos label.