Conductors

Harry Bicket

Artistic Director, The English Concert
Chief Conductor, Santa Fe Opera (Music Director from October 2018)
Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM)

Introduction

Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and in 2007 became Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of the UK’s finest period orchestras. He became Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera in 2013 and opened the 2014 season with a critically-acclaimed Fidelio. Born in Liverpool, he studied at the Royal College of Music and Oxford University and is an accomplished harpsichordist.

Plans for the 2017/18 season include his debut with RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, return visits to Lyric Opera of Chicago (Orphée et Eurydice), Metropolitan Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro), Royal Northern Sinfonia, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony and a masterclass with the Juilliard School. Plans with The English Concert include European and US (Carnegie Hall) performances of Rinaldo and recording work, and with Santa Fe Opera, performances of Bernstein’s Candide.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 19 Apr 2018 Wigmore Hall, LONDON More info  

    Arne Overture to the Judgement of Paris
    Rameau Suite from Dardanus
    – Interval –
    Tartini Violin Concerto in B minor
    Zelenka Simphonie a 8 ZWV 189

    Director / Harpischord: Harry Bicket
    Orchestra: English Concert
    Violin: Nadja Zwiener

  • 19:30 26 Apr 2018 Zipper Concert Hall, CALIFORNIA More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats BWV 42 Sinfonia in D major
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6 No. 11
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Suite No. 2 in B minor for Orchestra BWV 1067
    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Platée

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
    Director & Harpsichord: Harry Bicket

  • 19:30 27 Apr 2018 St Monica Catholic Church, SANTA MONICA More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats BWV 42 Sinfonia in D major
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6 No. 11
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Suite No. 2 in B minor for Orchestra BWV 1067
    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Platée

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
    Director & Harpsichord: Harry Bicket

  • 20:00 05 May 2018 Music Hall Cincinnati, USA More info  

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Platée
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Partenope
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Rinaldo – Aria: Cara Sposa (Rinaldo)

    Director: Harry Bicket
    Counter Tenor: Iestyn Davies

  • 14:00 06 May 2018 Music Hall Cincinnati, USA More info  

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Platée
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Partenope
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Rinaldo – Aria: Cara Sposa (Rinaldo)

    Director: Harry Bicket
    Counter Tenor: Iestyn Davies

From The Green Room

Discography

The English Concert

Created by Trevor Pinnock in 1973, The English Concert chose Harry Bicket to be its Artistic Director in 2007, and he has since led the orchestra in tours to Europe, the USA and the Middle East.

Santa Fe

In October 2013, Harry was appointed Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera. In Summer 2014 he conducted Fidelio – his first production at the helm of the company – to wide critical acclaim. In Summer 2017 he will conduct Alcina at the opera.

In November 2016 it was announced that Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until the end of Autumn 2020.

Harry commented: “I am thrilled to be able to continue my relationship with the orchestra and artistic management of the Santa Fe Opera; it has been, and continues to be, one of the most stimulating and exciting experiences of my career and I look forward to building further on the achievements of the past three years.”