The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named British conductor, keyboardist, and early music expert RICHARD EGARR as artistic partner. His tenure will begin in September 2019, although Egarr will lead performances this November and December as conductor and harpsichordist in works of the English Baroque. The SPCO’s artistic responsibilities are shared by SPCO musicians and a group of artistic partners. In future seasons, the SPCO plans to feature Egarr as a keyboard soloist as well as a conductor of Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic repertoire. Since 2006, Egarr has been music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, the period instrument ensemble based in Cambridge, England, founded by former SPCO Music Director Christopher Hogwood. Egarr was recently appointed principal guest conductor of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague and was associate artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 2011 to 2017. He has conducted orchestras including as the London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and Philadelphia Orchestra; has performed with Baroque ensembles such as Philharmonia Baroque and the Handel and Haydn Society; and has given harpsichord recitals at Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and elsewhere.
Posted November 28, 2018