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Jory Vinikour

Jory Vinikour

In repertoire ranging from Bach and before to Poulenc and beyond, Jory Vinikour has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and Philharmonic of Radio France, among many others; under the direction of renowned conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Martin Haselböck, Armin Jordan, Marc Minkowski; and as a soloist in many series and festivals throughout much of the world.

Jory’s debut recording, the complete harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording, an honour also accorded his 2015 recording Toccatas: Modern American Music for Harpsichord. Jory’s recording of J.S. Bach’s partitas for harpsichord was released in late 2016, and his recording of Bach’s six sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord with Rachel Barton Pine in 2018. He also recorded 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos for harpsichord and orchestra (Leigh, Rorem, Kalabis, Nyman) with the Chicago Philharmonic, and solo harpsichord works of François Couperin.

In 2019, Jory made his recital debut at Chicago’s famed Ravinia Festival and his conducting debut at the Aspen Festival. Most recently, he has appeared as conductor/soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Korea Chamber Orchestra, Musica Aeterna, Juillard415, Alabama Symphony, West Edge Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Florentine (Milwaukee) Opera.

With the Wiener Akademie, Jory conducted Mozart’s Bastien et Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor for the 2019 Salzburger Mozartwoche. He conducted the gala concert for the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, and in 2020, he has been engaged to conduct and play concerts for the Seattle Symphony.

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