Steven Devine - harpsichord @ National Centre for Early Music 2020-03-20It’s an ill wind … The video stream of Steven Devine playing Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 live from the National Centre For Early Music  “behind closed doors” on 21st March has already been viewed over 66,000 times. The remaining preludes and fugues are scheduled for July 6, 9 & 10.  View at https://www.facebook.com/yorkearlymusic/videos/520117185372323/

Steven Devine joins CPM

March 3, 2020

Steven Devine - conductor © Ian Davies 1We are delighted to welcome conductor and keyboard player Steven Devine to the CPM family of artists for General Management.

A highly-regarded musician of great versatility Devine is Conductor & Artistic Advisor of The English Haydn Festival; Music Director of New Chamber Opera, Oxford; Director of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment series Bach the Universe & Everything; Artistic Advisor to the York Early Music Festival and Principal Keyboard of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is also a founding member of the innovative electronic music group Art of Moog.

Significant forthcoming appearances include conducting Purcell, Blow & Britten with the OAE and tenor Ian Bostridge; Haydn and JC Bach at the English Haydn Festival and Galuppi La Diavolessa with New Chamber Opera.

At the harpsichord he plays Bach Goldberg Variations at King’s Place, London;  Bach Das Wohltemperierte Klavier at the York Early Music Festival and as fortepiano soloist he will perform Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with the English Haydn Orchestra and next season joins the OAE for Mozart Piano Concerto No.23.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor c2a9-robert-carpenter-turner.jpgConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony for a gorgeous Bach, Handel and Purcell programme with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Amanda Forsyth, soprano. Performances at Orchestra Hall, Chicago on March 26, 27 and 28

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth works with the BBC Singers and The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble directing a programme to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Leopold Mozart.

Father of Wolfgang Amadeus and composer in his own right, the concert features works by Leopold as well as works by his contemporaries. October 4, 13:00 at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London.

Robert HowarthRobert Howarth will conduct James Brining’s new production of The Magic Flute for Opera North opening in Leeds on January 19, 2019 and touring to Salford and Newcastle until March 15.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to work with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach Christmas Oratorio cantatas 4, 5 & 6 plus Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3. The performances in Minneapolis take place on December 8 and 9 (matinee).

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorChicago Classical Review on Nicholas Kraemer directing Telemann Wassermusik with Music of the Baroque “Kraemer led these beguiling terpsichorean depictions with ample grace and abundant charm.” Full review. Next Kraemer joins the Civic Orchestra of Chicago directing their Bach Marathon Finale.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorWith the young artists of British Youth Opera Nicholas Kraemer will conduct the European premier of The Enchanted Island, a pasticcio of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others set to a libretto by Jeremy Sams which was premiered at The Metropolitan Opera in 2010. The performances take place at the Peacock Theatre, London on September 1, 5 & 7 in a production by Stuart Barker.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth returns to the Dartington Summer School and Festival leading a programme of Great Baroque Sonatas by Telemann, Handel, Purcell and Bach on August 8 and on August 9 he is Music Director for The Great Passion James Runcie’s drama about the creation of the St Matthew Passion. 

Robert HowarthRobert Howarth conducts the Academy of Ancient music for The Grange Festival’s staging of Handel Agrippina.  The  wonderfully witty and satirical production by Walter Sutcliffe opens on June 8 with further performances on June 16, 23, 28 & July 6.