Debra Nagy

Debra Nagy

Debra Nagy has been praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and deemed “a baroque oboist of uncommon elegance” (Plain Dealer). She regularly performs with period instrument ensembles across the US, and is the founder of the Cleveland-based ensemble Les Délices, whose debut CD was named “One of the Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009” by NPR’s Harmonia. Debra is a lecturer in the Early Music program at Case Western Reserve University, where she directs the Collegium in programs spanning the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries. A graduate of Oberlin, she was the first-prize winner in the 2002 American Bach Soloists Young Artist Competition, and was also awarded a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellowship (a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture).  Debra has recorded for the Capstone, Bright Angel, Naxos, Chandos, Delos, Yarlung, Loft, CPO, and ATMA labels and has had live performances featured on CBC Radio Canada, Klara (Belgium), WKSU Kent, WGBH Boston, WNYC New York, and NPR’s Performance Today.