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BA, Cornell; MM, Yale. Founder and music director of Boston Baroque, now widely recognized as this country’s leading period-instrument orchestra and chorus. Studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt in The Netherlands on a Fulbright Grant and with Ralph Kirkpatrick; studied conducting with Gustav Meier and Karel Husa. Work with Boston Baroque includes Boston’s first complete cycle of the surviving Monteverdi operas (including his own performing editions for L’incoronazione di Poppea and Il ritorno d’Ulisse), the American premiere of Rameau’s Zoroastre, the modern world premiere of the 1790 singspiel The Philosopher’s Stone, and a series of Mozart operas, including Abduction from the Seraglio, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and Don Giovanni. Has made 20 internationally distributed recordings with Boston Baroque on the Telarc label, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards—Handel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, and Bach’s B Minor Mass. Has appeared as guest conductor with The Washington Opera, with whom he made his Kennedy Center debut, and with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Ottawa, Utah Opera, Opera/Columbus, Boston Lyric Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Springfield Symphony, and the New World Symphony. Was the first conductor from the period-instrument field to perform live on the internationally televised Grammy Awards show. Present position, 2002.