Premieres 3 June: conductor & harpsichordist Richard Egarr, Music Director, Academy of Ancient Music
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the conductor & harpsichordist Richard Egarr, Music Director, Academy of Ancient Music, who is so loved and admired by audiences in the UK as well around the world. Richard is also a Principal Guest Conductor, Residentie Orkest (Holland), Artistic Partner, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (US), Music Director Designate, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale (US), Visiting Professor at The Julliard School (US) as well as Visiting Professor at Royal Conservatoire The Hague (Holland).
In this fascinating talk Richard shared how he came to be such a specialist in early music, whether it was good to play early music on modern instruments, and vice versa, how one could make the harpsichord sound more expressive, recognising and communicating with the audience of today and, of course, we both shared a few tips on developing creativity in lockdown.
"I am an unashamed musical omnivore, and I hope you will come on our fabulous journey together to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new works and re-assess old ones, to boldly take Philharmonia into the 21st century."