Louis Bagger was born in the US. He received a Bachelor's degree in Italian literature from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in musicology from Princeton University. His harpsichord studies were with two of the acknowledged masters of our time: Ralph Kirkpatrick and Gustav Leonhardt. in addition, he studied piano with Arthur Loesser and Edward Steuermann, organ with Frank Bozyan and Carl Weinrich, and, in Rome as a Fulbright scholar, with Ferruccio Vignanelli. Bagger was widely recognized as a recitalist and chamber musician. He served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, as well as the faculties of Brandeis University and Harvard University, as artist-in-residence at the University of California at Davis, and on the summer staff of the Eastman School of Music.