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Guest Artists

Christopher Bucknall
Conductor and harpsichordist, Christopher Bucknall, is a rising star both on the concert platform and in the opera house, sharing his passion for bringing music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries alive. He made his conducting debut in 2012 with Handel’s Apollo e Dafne at Wigmore Hall, and has since gone on to conduct critically acclaimed productions of Handel’s Alcina (Den Norske Opera & Ballett), Handel’s Agrippina and Jephtha (Iford Arts), Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna (English Touring Opera) and Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo (Silent Opera). On the concert platform he has conducted repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart with B’Rock Orchestra (Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent), Real Filharmonía de Galicia (Spain), Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the International Baroque Players. He also regularly collaborates with the UK’s finest vocal ensembles and has given performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the BBC Singers, and trained the choruses of Glyndebourne and English National Opera in operas by Purcell and Rameau. Christopher Bucknall has been a guest harpsichordist and continuo player with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The King’s Consort, Brecon Baroque and Academy of Ancient Music and has appeared at many of Europe's major concert halls and festivals. In 2017/2018 his guest conducting engagements include The English Concert and Barokkanerne.