John Eliot GARDINER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-04-20
Education Bryanston, King's Coll Cambridge (MA), King's Coll London (Cert)
Publications Publications Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach 2013
Recreations forestry, organic farming
Clubs N/A
Style Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE
Career conductor; studied with Thurston Dart 1965-66 and Nadia Boulanger in Paris 1967-68; fndr and artistic dir: Monteverdi Choir 1964, Monteverdi Orchestra 1968, English Baroque Soloists 1978, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique 1989; youngest conductor Henry Wood Promenade concert Royal Albert Hall 1968; concert debut Wigmore Hall 1966; operatic debut: Sadler's Wells Opera London Coliseum 1969, Royal Festival Hall 1972, Royal Opera House 1973, Vienna Philharmonic 1995, Glyndebourne, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic 1997, Zurich Opera 1998, La Scala Milan 2001; guest conductor with maj orchestras in: Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, London, Vienna, Berlin; US/Canadian debuts: Dallas Symphony 1981, San Francisco Symphony 1982, Carnegie Hall NY 1988, Toronto Symphony 1988, Boston Symphony 1991, Cleveland Orchestra 1992, Chicago 2004; Euro music festivals incl: Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, Bath, Berlin, Edinburgh, Flanders, Holland, City of London, Lucerne, Salzburg, BBC Proms; revived works of: Purcell, Handel, Rameau (world stage première of opera Les Boréades in Aix-en-Provence 1982), Berlioz (world première of Messe Solenelle at Westminster Cathedral 1993); princ conductor: CBC Vancouver Orchestra 1980-83, NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg 1991-94; Opéra de Lyon: musical dir 1982-88, chef fondateur 1988; artistic dir: Göttingen Handel Festival 1981-90, Veneto Music Festival 1986; performed, recorded and broadcast Bach Cantata Pilgrimage with Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists 1999-2000; has made over 250 recordings; pres Bach Archive Leipzig 2014; visiting fell Peterhouse Cambridge 2008-09; Hon DUniv Lumière de Lyon 1987, Dr (hc) New England Conservatory of Music Boston 2005, Hon Dr of Musicology Univ of Pavia 2006, Hon DMus Univ of St Andrews 2014; Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) 1997 (Officier 1988), Das Verdienst Kreuz 1st Class (Germany) 2005, Chevalier Legion d'Honneur (France) 2010; hon FKC 1992, Hon FRAM 1992; Awards Grand Prix du Disque 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1992, Prix Caecilia 1982, 1983 and 1985, Edison award 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996 and 1997, Arturo Toscanini Music Critics award 1985 and 1986, Nat Acad of Recording Arts and Sciences nominations 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000 and 2001, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis 1986, 1994 and 1997, IRCA prize Helsinki 1987, 15 Gramophone awards incl Record of the Year 1991 and Artist of the Year 1994, Conductor of the Year Cannes Classical Music Awards 1995, Handel Halle Prize 2001, Robert Schumann Prize 2001, La Medalla Internacional Complutense Madrid Univ 2001, Leonie Sonning Prize (Denmark) 2005, Bach-Medaille City of Leipzig 2005, RAM and Kohn Fndn Bach Prize 2008, Special Achievement Award 2010
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