Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert, which he founded in 1972 and led for the next thirty years. He now divides his time between conducting, solo and chamber music and educational projects.
During the forthcoming season he continues his association with the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen orchestras with celebrations of Haydn and Mendelssohn. His appearances as guest conductor also include performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw and London Philharmonic orchestras.
Solo and chamber music tours include a programme of Handel and his sources of inspiration - ‘Handel’s Garden’ - with soprano Lucy Crowe and colleagues on period instruments and a programme with flautist Emmanuel Pahud and cellist Jonathan Manson following their recording of Bach Flute Sonatas which will be released by EMI in October 2008.