Roger Norrington

Classical music, Conductor

1934 –

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Who is Roger Norrington?

Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington, is a British conductor. He is the son of Sir Arthur Norrington and his brother is Humphrey Thomas Norrington.

Norrington studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Dragon School, Oxford, Westminster School, Clare College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music under Adrian Boult among others. Norrington played the violin,and worked as a tenor through the 1960s, and in 1962 founded the Schütz Choir.

From 1969 to 1984, Norrington was music director of Kent Opera. In 1978, he founded the London Classical Players and remained their musical director until 1997. From 1985 to 1989, he was Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. He is also president of the London Philharmonic Choir and the Oxford Bach Choir. In the USA, from 1990 to 1994, he was music director of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. In Europe, he was principal conductor of the Camerata Salzburg from 1997 to 2006, and principal conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2011. He was Artistic Advisor of the Boston Handel and Haydn Society from 2006 to 2009.

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Born
Mar 16, 1934
Oxford
Also known as
  • Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • Royal College of Music
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • Westminster School
  • Dragon School

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on July 23, 2013

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