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Christopher Hogwood, once described as “the von Karajan of early music”, is universally acknowledged as one of the most influential exponents of the historically informed early-music movement. He is equally passionate about music of the 19th and 20th centuries: with a particular focus on the neo-classical school (Martinů, Stravinsky, Britten, Copland, Tippett and Honegger), he applies the same rigour and supreme musicianship to all his work, striving to discover and to recreate the composer’s intentions both in notation and performance. “His name is a byword for excellence of playing and quality of supporting scholarship” (BBC Music Magazine).

Christopher Hogwood has conducted an acclaimed double-bill of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at London’s Royal Opera House. Performances of Handel’s rarely performed Arianna at the Barbican Hall with the Academy of Ancient Music coincided with Handel Reveal’d, a special anniversary exhibition curated by him at the Handel House Museum in London. Mendelssohn was celebrated in a three-week event with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, where Hogwood conducted his own editions of the orchestral works, a project for Bärenreiter.

Christopher Hogwood has worked with most leading symphony orchestras and opera houses in the world. His catalogue of over 200 recordings with the Academy of Ancient Music on Decca, which includes the complete Mozart and Beethoven symphonies, has attracted some of the world’s most prestigious awards.

Role: Conductor 
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