GLEN WILSON (b 1952 )
Glen Wilson was born in Illinois in 1952. He studied at The Juilliard School before moving to Holland in 1971 as a student of Gustav Leonhardt. He was active in Dutch musical life for twenty years (harpsichordist of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Opera, Quadro Hotteterre and duopartner of Leonhardt, Wieland Kuyken, Alice Harnoncourt, Michael Chance, and many others) before moving to Bavaria as professor at the Music University of Würzburg. He has since conducted his edition of Monteverdi’s Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria for the Netherlands Opera over sixty times on three continents (DVD on BBC Opus Arte). Wilson’s recordings include seven solo CDs for Teldec/Das Alte Werk, a continuing solo series for Naxos, the Mozart/da Ponte operas with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and many chamber music discs. His edition of the Préludes of Louis Couperin, which he ascribed in a recent article to Louis’ brother Charles, was awarded the German Music Publishers’ Prize for best scholarly edition, and his recent Naxos recording of the complete works of Ferdinando Richardson [Naxos 8.572997] received the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.