Trevor  Pinnock

Conductor (United Kingdom)

HGO Appearances: Houston Grand Opera Debut

About the Artist: Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert, which he founded in 1972 and led for the next thirty years. He now divides his time between conducting, solo performance, chamber music, and educational projects. During the 2012-13 season, Pinnock conducts the Kioi Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra (where he is principal guest conductor), Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and tours with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Maria João Pires. In opera he conducts Haydn's La vera constanza with the Royal Academy of Music, London. Pinnock gives solo recitals throughout the United Kingdom, and trio recitals in the United Kingdom and Europe with Jonathan Manson and Matthew Truscott. Recent recordings include Wigmore Live (released in February 2010) featuring works by Purcell, Handel, and Haydn and a recording of concertos and chamber music from the court of Frederick the Great with flutist Emmanuel Pahud and the Potsdam Chamber Academy, released on EMI at the end of 2011. In educational initiatives, Pinnock continues his work with the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In 1992 he was awarded the honor of CBE and he is also an Officier des Arts et des Lettres.

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