Conductor, Musicologist, Keyboard player

Curriculum Vitae



10 September 1941; Nottingham, England



1952-60 Nottingham High School;
The Skinners' School,
Royal Tunbridge Wells
1960-64 Cambridge University
1961 Keyboard studies with Rafael Puyana and Mary Potts
1964-5 Research Charles University, Prague (Milan Poštolka); Keyboard studies with Zuzana Růžičková, AMU, Prague.
1968-9 Keyboard studies with Gustav Leonhardt


Conductor, keyboard player, musicologist, writer, editor and broadcaster
with many keyboard and orchestral recordings


Current conducting and teaching posts

2001- Conductor Laureate, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, USA
2006- Emeritus Director, the Academy of Ancient Music
2008- Emeritus Honorary Professor of Music, University of Cambridge, UK
2010- Gresham Professor of Music, Gresham College, London, UK
2012- Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, USA


1965-76 Keyboard continuo, The Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, UK
1965-76 Founder member, The Early Music Consort of London, UK
1970-76 Keyboard soloist, The Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, UK
1971-76 Consultant Musicologist, The Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, UK
1972-82 Writer and presenter, 'The Young Idea', BBC Radio 3
1973-2006 Founder and Director, the Academy of Ancient Music
1976-80 Artistic Director, King's Lynn Festival, UK
1983-97 Series Editor, 'Music for London Entertainment' (pub. Stainer & Bell)
1986-01 Artistic Director, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, USA
1986-98 Editorial Committee, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition (Maryland)
1986-90 Honorary Professor of Music, Keele University, UK
1987-92 Director of Music, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, USA
1988-89 Visiting Artist, Harvard University, USA
1989-93 Artistic Advisor, Australian Chamber Orchestra
1991-93 Tutor, Mather House, Harvard University, USA
1992-98 Principal Guest Conductor, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, USA
1992-2008 Visiting Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London
1992-96 Visiting Professor, Department of Music, King's College London, UK
1993-97 Editorial Board, Early Music (Oxford University Press), UK
1993-01 Artistic Director, Mozart Summer Festival, National Symphony Orchestra, USA
1998-02 Associate Director, Beethoven Academie, Antwerp, Belgium
1999- Chairman, Advisory Board, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works
2000-2006 Principal Guest Conductor, Kammerorchester Basel, Switzerland
2001 Kayden Visiting Artist 'Learning From Performers' programme, Harvard University, USA
2001-2004 Principal Guest Conductor, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Spain
2002 Editorial Board, Early Music Performers (Peacock Press)
2002-2008 Honorary Professor of Music, University of Cambridge, UK
2003-2006 Principal Guest Conductor, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
2003- Board of Editors, Bohuslav Martinů Foundation
2008- Chairman of Advisory Committee and General Editor, Francesco Geminiani Opera Omnia, Ut Orpheus Edizioni, Bologna
2011- Chief Guest Conductor, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland

Advisory/honorary boards and committees

1985-94 Board Member, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, USA
1990- Committee of Honour, Haydn Society of Great Britain
1991- Honorary Board Member, Terezin Chamber Music Foundation, Boston, USA
1991-97 Executive Committee, The Handel House Association, UK
1992- International Board of Founders, Collegium Musicum, Moscow Chaikovsky Conservatory
1992- Honorary Advisory Board Member, Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, USA
1992- Advisory Council, Early Music America
1993-97 International Advisory Council, Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, USA
1994- Advisory Board, Maryland Handel Festival, USA
1994- Advisory Board, Nederlandse Joseph Haydn Stichting
1995-96 Committee of Honour, Festival Internazionale, Autunno Musicale à Como, Italy
1996- Advisory Board Member, Music in the Vineyards, California, USA
1996- Honorary Associate, Player Piano Group, UK
1997- Committee of Honour, The Handel House Trust, London, UK
1998- Committee to Visit the Memorial Church, Harvard University, USA
1999- Advisory Board, Emmanuel Music, Boston, USA
1999- Member of the Senior Common Room at Lowell House, Harvard University, USA
1999- Honorary Board Member, Schloss Köthen Bach-Akademie, Germany
2001- Advisory Board, Harvard Early Music Society, USA
2002- Advisory Council, The Temple Music Foundation, London, UK
2003-2008 York Gate Sub-Committee, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
2003-2008 Advisory Panel, Eighteenth-Century Music, Cambridge University Press
2003-2009 International Advisory Panel, CHARM (Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music)
2005- Honorary member, Charles Avison Society
2005- Commission Advisory Board for Terezin Chamber Music Foundation
2007- Board of Contributors, The Wranitzky Project
2008- Advisory Board member, The Haydn Society of North America
2008- Comité d'honneur, 'Quadrivium' organ project, Germany
2009- Trustee, Music Libraries Trust
2009- Steering Committee, AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), Cambridge
2010- Affiliate Artist, AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), Cambridge
2010- Founding Member, International Martinů Circle

Patronages and presidencies

1976-00 Honorary Patron, BBC Club Choir, UK
1983- President, Saffron Walden & District Music Club, UK
1987- Patron, European Union Baroque Orchestra
1991-95 Patron, Right to Peace and Quiet Campaign, UK
1992- Honorary President, Collegium Auctorum (CANOR), Poland
1992- Patron, Stradivarium Museum of Music and Sound, Bristol, UK
1992- Patron, Cambridge Handel Opera Group, UK
1992- Vice-President, Blackheath Concert Halls, London, UK
1996- Curatorium, Dresdner Akademie für Alte Musik, Germany
1996- Honorary Patron, Hertford College Music Society, Oxford, UK
1996- Patron, Benslow Development Appeal, UK
1996- President, Early Music Wales
1998- Patron, Sydney Classical Music Society, Australia
2000- Patron, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Music, Croatia
2000- Patron, The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, UK
2000- President, National Early Music Association (NEMA), UK
2000- President, The Handel Institute, UK
2003 Vice-President, Nottingham High School Bursary Appeal
2004 Patron of Ely Cathedral Music Appeal
2005 Member of the committee of patronage for the Prix Rotary for Piano 2005, Switzerland
2007 Patron of the Winterthur Barock-Nacht, Switzerland
2011- Patron of The Amadè Players, London
2012- Patron of Shropshire Music Trust, UK
2013- Patron of Cambridge Summer Recitals, UK

Honours and awards

1982 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
1984 Winner of the Yorkshire Post Music Book Award
1986 Walter Willson Cobbett Medal, Worshipful Company of Musicians
1989 Commander of the British Empire
1989 Honorary Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
1989 Freeman, Worshipful Company of Musicians
1991 Doctor of Music, University of Keele, UK
1992 Honorary Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK
1992 Finalist, Giovanni Comisso Prize for Biographies
1995 Honorary Member, Royal Academy of Music, London
1996 University of California at Los Angeles Award for Artistic Excellence
1996 Scotland on Sunday Music Prize, Edinburgh International Festival
1997 Incorporated Society of Musicians Distinguished Musician Award
1999 Martinů Medal, Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, Prague
2001 Handel and Haydn Society Fellowship named in honour of Christopher Hogwood: The Christopher Hogwood Historically Informed Performance Fellowship
2003 Regione Liguria per il suo contributo all'arte e alla filogia della musica
2007 Honorary doctorate, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Handel Prize, City of Halle, Germany
2008 Honorary Doctorate of Music, University of Cambridge, UK
2010 "Musa" Polimnia, XLV Premio Internazionale "Le Muse", Florence, Italy
2010 Artist of the Year, Beijing Music Festival, China
2011 Harrison Medal, Society for Musicology in Ireland
2013 Honorary Doctorate of Music, Royal College of Music, UK

Many gramophone industry nominations and awards for recordings including: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (USA), Classical Edison, Gramophone Award, etc.


Professional associations

American Musicological Society
American Musical Instrument Society
Conductors' Guild, USA
Incorporated Society of Musicians
The International Bohuslav Martinu Society
Institute of Advanced Musical Studies, King's College London (Advisory Board)
Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society
Performing Right Society
Purcell Society, Great Britain
Royal Musical Association
Royal Philharmonic Society
Royal Society of Musicians
Society of Authors, Great Britain
Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, USA


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