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Taverner Consort

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Taverner Consort (Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 1973 - England

Andrew Parrott and Malcolm Bruno - The Taverner Team

Artistic Director: Andrew Parrott

Andrew Parrott is perhaps best known as director of the Taverner Choir which he formed at the invitation of Sir Michael Tippett for a Bath Festival concert in 1973. Through some thirty gramophone recordings with the Taverner Choir, Consort and Players (mostly for EMI) and through many festival appearances, he has established an outstanding international reputation in pre-nineteenth century music, notably in Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach and Handel. As a specialist in the performance practice of early music, he combines his conducting career with research, writing and lecturing.

An involvement with later music too, especially with that of the twentieth century, has always occupied an important place in Andrew Parrott’s life: as musical assistant to Tippett, as a member of Electric Phoenix, and as a conductor of major works by Britten, Henze, Nono, Stravinsky, Tippett, Varese, and premieres of works by Vladimir Godar and Judith Weir. He is increasingly in demand as an interpreter of opera, working at La Scala, Milan, and with Kent Opera, Oslo Sommeropera, Opera North and Opera Atelier in Toronto, the Royal Swedish Opera (at Drottningholm) and the Royal Opera House (London).

Much sought-after as a mainstream orchestral conductor, Andrew Parrott has worked with many of Europe’s leading chamber and symphony orchestras, forging strong links especially with the Residentie in the Hague and the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava.

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