Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with The English Concert, the orchestra he founded in 1972 and led for the next thirty years.
He now divides his time between conducting, solo, chamber music and educational projects. In 1992 he was awarded the honour of CBE and he is also an Officier des Arts et des Lettres.
We are delighted that Trevor has agreed to include Abbotsholme as part of his 70th birthday celebration tour and to include many distinguished musical colleagues including a welcome return to Abbotsholme of violinist, Rachel Podger. "In the famous long solo in the first movement of the Brandenburg, he drew out the instrument’s depth, color and charisma in his execution of what this instrument -- whose strings are plucked rather than struck -- is capable of." Today’s Zaman Istanbul
This concert is supported by the Edward Saunders Legacy