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Richard Egarr

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Richard Egarr is a British keyboard performer and conductor. He received his musical training as a choirboy at York Minster, at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, and as organ scholar at Clare College, Cambridge. His study with Gustav Leonhardt further inspired his work in the field of historical performance.

Egarr has worked with all types of keyboards and performed repertoire ranging from fifteenth-century organ intabulations to Dussek and Chopin on early pianos, to Berg and Maxwell Davies on modern piano.

In chamber music, Richard Egarr has also been active. He forms an “unequalled duo for violin and keyboard” (Gramophone) with violinist Andrew Manze.

As a conductor, Richard Egarr is director of the Amsterdam-based Academy of the Begijnhof. He was also Associate Music Director Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood and in 2006 he was appointed to succeed Hogwood as Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music with effect from the start of the 2006–07 season (Hogwood assuming the title of Emeritus Director).

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  • mahleria

    The historical temperaments on the J.S. Bach: Young Virtuoso disc are just gnarly. Think thorny. Hobnail boots.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mahleria

    Come back to LA!

    2 Feb 2011 Reply