Described by The Independent as ‘one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation’, Nicholas McGegan was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music. He has been music director of San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque since 1985 and is the principal guest conductor of the Pasadena Symphony.
A pioneer in exporting historically informed practice beyond the world of period instruments to wider conventional symphonic forces, he has appeared with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He was also artistic director at the International Handel Festival Göttingen from 1991 until 2011 and has been principal guest conductor of Scottish Opera and principal conductor of Sweden’s eighteenth-century theatre in Drottningholm. His discography of over 100 releases includes world première and award-winning recordings for a number of labels.
For further information please visit Nicholas McGegan's website.