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Ingrid Hagan

 

June 18, 2014Koru Quintet on Tour!The Koru Quintet, made up of the Auckland Philharmonias top wind players, will be going on tour to the South Island of New Zealand later this year. Places will include Wanaka, Gisborne, Nelson and more. Check with chambermusic.co.nz for more details. Looking forward to playing with this incredible group on the road!
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October 2, 20132014 NewsIm so excited to announce that I will be soloing with the Auckland Philharmonia next year on a main series concert, playing John Williams concerto " The Five Sacred Trees". The concert will be May 1st, 2014, conducted by upcoming talent Tito Munoz. I cant wait for this incredible opportunity!
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July 8, 2013
July 1, 2013RecitalIm pleased to say that I will be performing a recital with my collegues Sarah Watkins and James Fry on August 31st. I'll be playing works by Bitsch, Piazolla, and Glinka. It will be held at the Auckland University .More details soon!
April 26, 2013News

I'm back from Switzerland after a fantastic recital in Muri and a brilliant experience from the Muri Competition. Thank you for all the support from friends, family, and the great people at Fox bassoons. Now onwards and upwards! Plans for a recital in August with the repertoire from the Muri, and further travels abroad. Not to mention the heart of the Auckland Philharmonia season! Great things to come.

November 27, 2012Links to APO Live CDIm pleased to say that the APO Live with Michael Houston CD had been released and is available in several NZ music stores. More information at ATOLL Records. I have included a clip from our session in my audio section.
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November 27, 2012Links to APO Live CDIm pleased to say that the APO Live with Michael Houston CD had been released and is available in several NZ music stores. More information at ATOLL Records. I have included a clip from our session in my audio section.
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American bassoonist Ingrid Hagan has been playing and performing music since she was ten years old. Her interest in music and the arts developed when her mother, choreographer Susan Hagan passed down to Ingrid her slightly rusting high school flute. Having grown up listening to a variety of dance music from Tchaikovsky ballets to Michael Jackson hits, Hagan was introduced to an eclectic yet passionate taste for all kinds of music at a very young age.

After a few years of playing the flute, Ingrid enrolled in a summer program at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, USA, to further her knowledge on the flute. While there, she decided to branch out and try a new instrument. Originally interested in jazz and the saxophone, Hagan signed up for an introduction to a new instrument course, only to then make what she has called in many interviews " The happiest mistake of my life" and instead choose the very strange and exotic bassoon. Reflecting on her decision many years later, Hagan says "I was immediately drawn to the warm, melodic sound of the bassoon. It was so unique and different- it spoke to me. I am not entirely sure that I chose the bassoon at all. I think it chose me".

When Hagan turned 15 years old, her very supportive parents bought her first bassoon and encouraged her to audition for the renown performing arts school 'Walnut Hill' in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. Although Hagan had been playing less than one year, Walnut Hill admitted her, with scholarship, into their program. Leaving Vermont, her hometown, and heading to the Greater Boston Area, Hagan then received what she calls "the best and most important training of my life". Hagan studied with Janet Underhill for three years before graduating in 2003.

With very intense classical training in high school, Hagan decided to try something new for college and head to Arizona State, to experiment with jazz and alternative music, under the guidance of Jeffrey Lyman. Although she had a very valuable year, Hagan decided to transfer schools and head back to the East Coast in 2004, attending the Manhattan School of Music. There, Hagan spent three years finishing her degree under the wing of Principal Met Opera bassoonist Whitney Crockett.

Directly after finishing her degree with Crockett, Hagan decided to try her luck and audition for the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Hagan was one of the youngest members, at 22, to be accepted into the prestigious and competitive three year program. During these three years Hagan really honed her orchestral skills. Led by Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas, she performed weekly concerts with soloists like Gil Shaham, Yo-yo Ma, Emmanuel Axe, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, and Yefim Bronfman just to name a few. Grooming her for a spot in a top orchestra, Hagan took as many auditions as possible while in Miami, advancing in several before winning a trial for principal bassoon with the Norrkoping Symphony in Sweden. Although she didn't end up winning that position, Hagan knew that playing abroad was something she was interested in. Soon after, Hagan won a contract with The Auckland Philharmonia of New Zealand, which then led to winning an audition for their principal bassoon position in 2011.

Hagan has spent many summers performing with ensembles in Aspen, Breckenridge ( USA),and Stuttgart, Germany, performing with orchestras, chamber groups, soloing, and recording. She has travelled to Venezuela, Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, Germany, Sweden, and New Zealand to perform with various orchestras. She has entered two competitions and was the Second Place ( tie) winner of the Meg Quigley competition (2007) and a Gilet/ Fox competition honorable mention winner (2012). Hagan has been featured several times on National Public Radio in the US, and filmed on shows such as Good Morning Miami and also TV3 New Zealand. She can be heard weekly performing live with the APO on Radio New Zealand.

Although the bassoon is often perceived as an ensemble instrument, Hagan has soloed several times with full orchestra, playing the Mozart Concerto ( ASU Orchestra and Breckenridge Orchestra). Recently Hagan stepped out in front of the Auckland Philharmonia to improvise electrically on a hip-hop track written by Syah Folau called " Carina Street". Hagan is convinced the bassoon is an extremely versatile instrument and makes it her life goal to make the bassoon a more widely recognized instrument in all of it capacities.

Hagan currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand where she holds the position of Principal Bassoon in the Auckland Philharmonia. She is also on the artists faculty of the Auckland University and performs regularly with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra. When Hagan isn't performing or teaching, she spends her time riding her motorcycle, surfing, scuba diving, hip-hop dancing, and trying new wines.

Hagan plays on a Fox series #601 with two Leitzinger bocals, one a 'v' Silver plated #1 ( NZ and Europe playing) and an 'n' Gold Plated #2 ( USA playing).


Mozart
Piano Quintet for Winds
Larghetto
from APO Live Mozart
Auckland Philharmonia
Roy Goodman
listenBUY CD
Johann Freidrich Fasch
Sonata in C Major
I. Largo
Ingrid Hagan-bassoon, Sarah Watkins- piano
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Johann Freidrich Fasch
Sonata in C Major
II. Allegro
Ingrid Hagan - bassoon; Sarah Watkins - piano
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Johann Freidrich Fasch
Sonata in C Major
III. Andante
Ingrid Hagan- bassoon, Sarah Watkins- piano
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Saia Latu
Save My Heart
from Remix The Orchestra Volume 5
Saia Latu-vocals, Ingrid Hagan-bassoon, Miranda Adams-violin
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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Friday, December 11, 2015
Celebrate Christmas
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Auckland, NZ
Selected Christmas Songs performed by the Auckland Philharmonia.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Settling the score
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Come hear New Zealands top requested pieces of the year performed live by the Auckland Philharmonia.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
NZ Herald Series 12
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Beethoven Piano Concerto , Strauss Alpine Symphony
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Last Night of The Proms
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Everyones Favorite Proms music
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Nz Herald Series 11
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Corigliano, Scheherezade
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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Auckland Choral
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Bayleys Great Classics 3
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, Dukas Sorcerers Apprentice
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
NZ Herald series No.10
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Bruch violin concerto, Mahler Symphony No.1
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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Nz Herald Series 9
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Strauss, Respighi, Beethoven Symphony No.4
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Season Launch
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
A sneak peak of next years season.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Newstalk ZB Series 3
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Nielsen, Barton, Body, Khachataurian
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
NZ Herald Series 8
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Debussy, Ravel Piano Concerto, Prokofiev Symphony No.6
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
NZ Herald Series No 7
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Mendelssohn violin concerto, Bruckner Symphony No.7
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Newstalk Zb Series 2
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Copland, Russo. An evening featuring the famous harmonica player Corky Siegel.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Nz Herald Series 6
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
stravinsky Pulcinella, Brahms Symphony No.1
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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Brahms and Bassoon
Tauranga Boys College
Tauranga, North Island
A New Zealand Premeire, featuring Ingrid Hagan performing the Nino Rota Concerto accompianied by the Bay of Plenty Symphonia.
Nino Rota Bassoon concerto- Ingrid Hagan Brahms Serenade_ Bay of Plenty Symphony
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Friday, July 3, 2015
Opera in Concert
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Puccinis "Turnadot" in Concert.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Divas
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
An evening with Kiwi stars Anika Moa and Julia Deans, accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
In Your Neighbourhood
TBD
Baroque chamber music featuring Bach and Zelenka
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Newstalk ZB Series
Town Hall
Auckland
Berio, Bartok, Falla
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
NZ Herald Premier Series
Town Hall
Auckland
Featuring trumpeter Tine Thing Heiseth, Haydn, Beethoven Symphony 7
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bayleys Great Classics
Town Hall
Auckland
Bizet, Dvorak, Ravels Bolero
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Koru Quintet in Auckland
Q Loft Theater
Auckland
All the quintet greats from Ligeti to Nielsen
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
NZ Herald Premier Series
Town Hall
Auckland
Bach, Dutilleux, Shostakovich 5
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
James Morrison Concert
Town Hall
Auckland
Jazz night with trumpeter James Morrison
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ballet Don Quixote
Aotea Theater
Auckland
Runs March 26-29.
Don Quixote
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Tippet Arts Festival
Town Hall
Auckland
Part, Messian and Tippet.
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Summer Matinee
Government House
Auckland
Rossini, Puccini, Piazolla, Copland and more
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Ken Young Arts Festival
Town Hall
Auckland
Mussorgsky, Mendellsohn, Takemitsu, Ken Young.
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Friday, November 28, 2014
Settling The Score
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Come see us perform parts of this years top classical songs with Radio NZ.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
NZ Herald Premier Series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier, Soloist Ragna Schimir
Mozart Piano Concerto, Shostakovich Symphony No.12
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nz Herald Premier Series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor Eckehard Stier, soloist Alina Ibragimova
Prokofeiv Violin Concerto, Bruckner Symphony No.4
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Newstalk ZB Remembering
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier, soloist: Avan Yu
Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale, Ravel left hand piano concerto, Nielsen Symphony no.4
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
NZ Herald Premier series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto, Soloist Ning Feng
Britten Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
NZ Herald Premier Series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor Paul Goodwin
Haydn, Schumann, Poulenc
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Bayleys Great Classics
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Christopher Seaman, Soloist Torleif Thedeen
Schumann cello concerto, Dvorak Symphony No.7
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Nz Herald Series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Hans Graf, Soloist: Dame Evelyn Glennie
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Nz Herald Series
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Leo Hussain, Soloist Christine Brewer
Mozart 41, Mahler Symphony No.10
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
James Bond Night
Aotea Center
Auckland, NZ
Come hear the APO have a fun night performing James Bond tunes and other film music.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Newstalk ZB Remembering WW2
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Debussy, Vaughn Williams, Berg, Ravel.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014
Opera in Concert
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
a 6 hour event!
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Neighbourhood Sanctuary Series
Takapuna Church
Takapuna, NZ
Mozart: Gran Partita
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Bayleys Great Classics
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier, Soloist :Maxim Rysanov
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Schubert Symphony No.5
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
NZ Herald Series 4
Town Hall
Auckland
Come hear my debut performance as a soloist with the APO!
Dvorak Dances, Williams Five Sacred Trees, Lutoslwaski
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Scottish Proms
Town Hall
Auckland
Come hear Scottish proms, including Arnold, Mendelssohn, O'Boyle and more
Thursday, March 27, 2014
NZ Herald Series 3
Town Hall
Auckland
Respighi: Gli Ucceli, Messian Oiseax Exotiques, Beethoven Symphony No.6
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Remembering WW1
Town Hall
Auckland
Elgar Cello Concerto, Vaughn Williams A London Symphony
Thursday, February 27, 2014
NZ Herald series 2
Town Hall
Auckland
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 1, Saint Saens Symphony No.3
Thursday, February 20, 2014
NZ Herald Series 1
Town Hall
Auckland
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture, Corigliano Red Violin Concerto, Stravinsky Petroushka
Thursday, November 14, 2013
NZ Herald 12
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier
Falla: Nights in the Garden, Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Nz Herald 11
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier
Grieg, Nielsen, Sibelious symphony no.7
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Music of The Night
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor Marc Taddei
Bach/Stokowski, Saint Saens, Dukas, Webber, etc
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Splendour 3
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conductor: Eckehard Stier
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Poulenc Les biches, Weil Aufstieg und Dall der Stadt Mahagonny Suite
Thursday, October 17, 2013
NZH 10
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
conductor: Lionel Bringuier Soloist: Natalia Lomeiko
Bruch Violin concerto, Brahms Symphony no.2
Friday, August 30, 2013
Bassoon Recital
Auckland University Hall
Auckland , New Zealand
I will be performing works by Bitsch, Piazolla, and Glinka Trio with colleagues James Fry and Sarah Watkins.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Royal NZ Ballets " Swan Lake"
Civic Theater
Auckland, NZ
Tchaikovskys Swan Lake
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Royal NZ Ballets " Swan Lake"
Civic Theater
Auckland, NZ
Tchaikovskys Swan Lake
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Royal NZ Ballets " Swan Lake"
Civic Theater
Auckland, NZ
Tchaikovskys Swan Lake
Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Zealand Herald 8
Town Hall
Auckland, New Zealand
Conducted by Eckehard Stier
Mahler Symphony No.4, Harris Symphony No.5
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Friday, August 9, 2013
The Rakes Progress
Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
Conducted by Eckehard Stier
Stravinskys The Rakes Progress
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for more information, contact Ms. Hagan at:
info@ingridhagan.com