Beowulf is not Mr. Bagbys first foray into the performance of Germanic and Anglo-Saxon oral poetry, and he is also the founder and director of Sequentia, a Paris-based ensemble for medieval music. He brings his academic and musical expertise in medieval music to both his shows and the ensemble, as well as writing about performance practice. He travels the world performing, as well as teaching workshops and courses around the world, including at Harvard University, the Autunno Musicale in Italy, and Stanford University. Mr. Bagby is also on the faculty of the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Mr. Bagby graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Oberlin College, and now lives in Paris. The Athenaeum is thrilled to host him and his unique and exciting rendition of the epic poem Beowulf.