Trevor Pinnock celebrates his 70th birthday with concerts across the UK

Trevor Pinnock celebrates his 70th birthday this month with a series of concerts across the UK, the first of which took place this weekend in Bristol, Uttoxeter and York (pictured). Trevor presented a Baroque programme with friends and chamber music partners Katy Bircher, Rachel Podger, Bojan Cicic, Jane Rogers, Jonathan Manson and Peter McCarthy.

This Thursday, Trevor will perform a chamber arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune together with an ensemble of Royal Academy of Music alumni with whom Trevor has performed and recorded. The performance takes place in Canterbury, at the University of Kent’s Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall.

The culmination of Trevor’s birthday tour sees the two ensembles performing under one roof at London’s Wigmore Hall this Friday.

Happy birthday Trevor!



9 December 2016 – St George’s Bristol 

10 December 2016 – Abbotsholme Art Society, Uttoxeter

11 December 2016 – NCEM, York

15 December 2016 – Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, Cantebury

16 December 2016 – Wigmore Hall, London

Programmes & performers

HANDEL Passacaille from Op. 5 No. 4

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

HANDEL Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361

BACH Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (solo harpsichord)

BACH Ouverture No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067


Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
Katy Bircher, flute
Rachel Podger, violin
Bojan Cicic, violin
Jane Rogers, viola
Jonathan Manson, cello
Peter McCarthy, violone

DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
MAHLER (red. ERWIN STEIN) Symphony No. 4 in G major


Trevor Pinnock, conductor

Gerard McBurney, speaker

Royal Academy Alumni Ensemble:

Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė, soprano

Adam Walker, flute

Eloisa Fleur Thom, violin 1

Nicolas Dupont, violin 2

Ricardo Gaspar, viola

Alexander Rolton, cello

Andrei Mihailescu, double bass

Thomas Blomfield, oboe

Jordan Black, clarinet

Joseph Beech, harmonium

Oliver Butterworth, percussion

Oliver Pooley, percussion

Richard Leach, piano

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