Project Description

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, CONDUCTOR

Music Director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor, Pasadena Symphony
Artist in Association, Adelaide Symphony

As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan — hailed as “one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation” (The Independent) and “an expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker) — is recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. In 2015 he begins his 30th year as music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and was Artistic Director of the International Handel Festival Göttingen for 20 years (1991–2011). Beginning in the 2013-14 season he became Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony, and in 2014 began a two-year position as Artist in Association with Australia’s Adelaide Symphony.

His 15/16 season features guest appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (with which he has appeared annually for nearly 20 years), St. Louis Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, among others. Under McGegan this season, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performs Scarlatti’s La gloria di primavera at Carnegie Hall and throughout California’s Orange County.

McGegan was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) “for services to music overseas.”

Last updated August 2015

Nicholas Mcgegan performs on 9 & 10 December