Paul McCreesh

Musical direction in Agrippina

Biography

Education
Training as a cellist, University of Manchester

Debut
The BBC Proms in St John's, Smith Square, London

Career
Founder and Artistic Director of the ‘Gabrieli Consort & Players’ and guest conductor in various opera houses such as the Teatro Real Madrid and the Komische Oper Berlin and at music festivals around the world, including the Wratislavia Cantans Festival; enjoys working with young musicians and youth choirs and - orchestras, such as the Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester) and the Gabrieli Young Singers' Scheme.

Highlights
Performance of Elijah (Mendelssohn) in 2011 for the BBC Proms with an orchestra of 100 and a choir of 300 men; Tamerlano with Plácido Domingo and Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Händel) at the Teatro Real (Madrid); Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck) and Jephtha for the Welsh National Opera

Prizes
Grammy Award  for the A Spotless Rose cd with Deutsche Grammophon; Gramophone Award for the best choral recording of The Creation (Haydn)

Worked with
Malaysian Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, RTÉ Nationaal Symfonic Orchastra, Icelandic and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, …

Recent and future productions
Agrippina(Vlaamse Opera); performances of The Seasons (Haydn) with the Gabrieli Consort & Players in Paris; The Fairy Queen (Purcell) (Beaune) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Verbier).

Last update on 05 October 2012

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