Harpsichord & Conductor

Trevor Pinnock

Principal Guest Conductor, RAM Concert Orchestra

Matthias von der Tann


Trevor Pinnock pioneered performance on historical instruments with his orchestra, The English Concert, which he founded in 1972. Since 2003 he has divided his time between conducting, solo, chamber music and educational projects.
He tours regularly with Maria João Pires and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and with Emmanuel Pahud and Kammerakademie Potsdam. This season he returns to the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Kammerorchester Basel and works with the Orchestre National de France. As Principal Guest Conductor of the RAM Concert Orchestra he visits Japan to lead them in combined concerts with Tokyo Geidai, University of the Arts Orchestra. His other projects include solo harpsichord recitals and concerts with Matthew Truscott, Sophie Gent and Jonathan Manson.
Recent recordings include two solo recordings, Louis Couperin harpsichord works and a recital ‘Journey – 200 years of harpsichord music’; CPE Bach Flute Concertos with Emmanuel Pahud and the Kammerakademie Potsdam; Mozart’s Gran Partita for winds and Haydn Notturno with the Royal Academy of Music Soloists.
In 1992 he was awarded the honour of CBE and in 1998 the order of Officier des Arts et des Lettres.


Performance Schedule

  • 20:15 06 Apr 2018 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No.100 in G major, ‘Military’

    Violin: Vilde Frang
    Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra: Concertgebouworkest

  • 21:00 07 Apr 2018 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No.100 in G major, ‘Military’

    Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra: Concertgebouworkest

  • 19:30 24 Apr 2018 National Centre for Early Music, YORK More info  

    C. HACQUART Harmonia Parnassia Sonatorum, Op.2, No.6 in D minor for two violins, viola da gamba and continuo (10′)
    J.J. FROBERGER Suite No.12 in C major for harpsichord (11′)
    J.S. BACH Sonata in G major for violin and continuo (8′)
    J.G. GOLDBERG Sonata in C major for two violins and continuo (11′)
    D. BUXTEHUDE Sonata for violin, viola da gamba and continuo, Op.2, No.3 in G minor (11′)
    J.S. BACH Two preludes and fugues from Das wohltemperierte Klavier (8′) – probably G minor, BWV 861 & G major, BWV 860 – check again with Trevor and if BWV numbers correct nearer the time.
    G.F. HANDEL Sonata in B flat major for two violins and continuo, Op.2, No.3 (12′)

    Violin: Matthew Truscott
    Violin: Sophie Gent
    Viola Da Gamba: Jonathan Manson
    Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock



Sandy Burnett talks to Trevor Pinnock about his new album “Jouney – Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord Music” released on Linn Records