Nicolette Moonen grew up in Amsterdam bilingually, in a Dutch-French musical family. In 1992 she moved to live in London. Her taste in music has been shaped by a love of languages, and she is passionate about the connection between language and music. In 1996 she founded The Bach Players of which she is the artistic director. She teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has directed the baroque orchestra at Dartington from 1998-2013. Nicolette studied with Jaap Schröder and Sigiswald Kuyken, and has played with most British and other European baroque orchestras. In 1993 Nicolette did a foundation course of person centred counselling at Metanoia in Ealing.