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Andrew Parrott

Conductor

  • Conductor Andrew Parrott, an early music scholar and contemporary music champion, was master of both the evening’s composers and conjured superb orchestral playing, at once strictly ordered and gorgeously expressive
    Daily Examiner
  • Parrott’s work continues to be informed by scholarship, intelligence, intuition, and a passion sometimes lacking in some of his rivals
    Robert Dyer, The Globe
  • Parrott's conducting of this rich score was masterful, keeping the tempos brisk and the textures lively
    John Terauds, Toronto Star
  • Conductor Andrew Parrott is perhaps best known for over 50 pioneering recordings (principally for EMI) of pre-classical repertory from Machaut to Handel with the London-based Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, which he founded in 1973. Parrott’s musical range is broad, and he works extensively with both period- and modern-instrument orchestras and with opera companies, in a huge range of repertoire.

    Besides co-editing the 700-page New Oxford Book of Carols (1992), he has published several major articles on Monteverdi, Purcell and Bach and a book, The Essential Bach Choir (2000; German translation 2003). A further long-awaited book is inching towards completion.

    He has been Musical Director of the New York Collegium, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Mozart Players and regularly conducts productions for Opera Atelier in Toronto with the period orchestra Tafelmusik Baroque.

    Recordings include the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam and the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra on BIS.

    • L’Orfeo - Taverner Consort
      Avie Records (May 2013)

      This is the most beguiling Monteverdi opera recording for years.
      Richard Morrison, The Times *****
      This new version of Monteverdi's Orfeo is thoroughly researched and reimagined.
      Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer
      Parrott’s approach to recapturing the novelty of Orfeo is all about intimacy... [it is] a theatrical masterpiece and under Parrott’s gentle direction, it seems more remarkable than ever.
      Simon Heighes, International Record Review
    • Orchestra of Opera North
      Opera North

      Conductor Andrew Parrott, an early music scholar and contemporary music champion, was master of both the evening’s composers and conjured superb orchestral playing, at once strictly ordered and gorgeously expressive.
      Daily Examiner
    • Iphégenie en Tauride
      Opera Atelier

      Musically, the opera is in the so-capable hands of English conductor Andrew Parrott and both the Tafelmusik orchestra and choir are in fine fettle.
      Robert Crew, The Star
      Under conductor Andrew Parrott the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra admirably convey the urgency and modernity of this gripping score.
      Christopher Hoile, Toronto Eye
    • New York Collegium
      New York

      Parrott’s work continues to be informed by scholarship, intelligence, intuition, and a passion sometimes lacking in some of his rivals…Parrott and the orchestra got into a lively, majestic swing that sounded authentically Handellian.
      Robert Dyer, The Globe
    • Gluck ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’
      Opera Atelier

      Parrott's conducting of this rich score was masterful, keeping the tempos brisk and the textures lively.
      John Terauds, Toronto Star
      This show is also full of excellent artistic choices. Andrew Parrott conducts the Tafelmusik Orchestra, which provides almost breathless energy.
      John Keillor, National Post
    • London Mozart Players
      BBC Proms

      Andrew Parrott neatly piloted his band, encouraging fresh, springy articulation – a pure delight
      Annette Morreau, Independent
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