Trevor Pinnock

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Trevor Pinnock conducts the European Brandenburg Ensemble in Sheffield (2006).
Trevor Pinnock (2006)

Trevor David Pinnock (born December 16, 1946 in Canterbury , England ) is an English conductor and harpsichordist .


Pinnock received his first music lessons as a choirboy at Canterbury Cathedral when he was 7 years old . From 1964 to 1967 he studied organ and harpsichord at the Royal College of Music in London . He is mainly dedicated to early music . In 1973 he founded the ensemble The English Concert ; that makes music on historical instruments (see historical performance practice ).

In 1990 Pinnock conducted the New York Classical Band. Since 1991 he has directed the National Arts Center Orchestra Ottawa. Pinnock recorded numerous records. In addition to the works of early music, he also recorded music by Manuel de Falla , Robert Gerhard , Walter Leigh and Frank Martin . In 1999, Pinnock was honored with the Handel Prize of the City of Halle .

In autumn 2008, Pinnock appeared for the first time as a guest conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic .

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