Renowned as an opera and concert conductor, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and became Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007.
Plans for the 12/13 season include Chicago Symphony Orchestra, two operas at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Clemenza di Tito, Guilio Cesare) and Liceu Opera, Barcelona (Lucio Silla). Extensive commitments with the English Concert include concert performances of Handel's Radamisto at the Barbican and Carnegie Halls, a Wigmore Hall performance featuring Carolyn Sampson, and Far East and US touring. In Summer 2012 he conducts The English Concert at the BBC Proms (B Minor Mass) and at the Edinburgh International Festival with David Daniels.
Highlights of recent seasons include concerts, recordings and touring with The English Concert including a Wigmore Hall residency with Ian Bostridge and Handel's Samson at the 2009 BBC Proms. Opera at the Metropolitan (Rodelinda), Chicago Lyric (Rinaldo, Hercules), Canadian (Orfeo) and Bordeaux Operas (Alcina). Guest conducting includes Chicago Symphony, debut with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles and St Paul Chamber orchestras as well as extensive concert and touring projects with The English Concert, featuring soloists such as Alice Coote, Ian Bostridge and Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall.