LIFEM | 13-16 November 2024

Laurence Cummings

Laurence Cummings is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance, both as conductor and harpsichord player.

He is currently Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, the London Handel Festival, and the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música in Porto. He has conducted productions for Opernhaus Zurich, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Gothenburg Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opera North, Theater an der Wien, Garsington Opera, and at the Linbury Theatre.

A noted authority on Handel, he was Artistic Director of the Göttingen Handel Festival for nine years. He is regularly invited to conduct orchestras worldwide including the OAE, The English Concert, Handel and Haydn Society, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Washington National Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, the Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

His numerous recordings include discs for Sony BMG, Harmonia Mundi and BIS.  

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