BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
OLIVER JOHN RUTHVEN
Rameau’s ‘Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin’
His third keyboard suite, represents the apotheosis of the Baroque suite. Dance movements and character pieces combine for an intimate portrait of Rameau, the consummate dramatist.
Oliver John Ruthven began his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and went on from there to Tonbridge School and the University of Manchester. He was Principal Music Director of Hampstead Garden Opera from 2008 to 2017, conducting a huge variety of repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Jonathan Dove. Oliver John has recently been working with English Touring Opera as Head of Music Staff for the Autumn 2017 Season. He was assistant conductor to John Eliot Gardiner for the Monteverdi Choir’s 2015 tours to the USA and Europe of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Vespers of 1610. In this capacity he conducted the choir and orchestra in rehearsal, alongside his regular duties as a member of the English Baroque Soloists. He is in much demand as a continuo player, working as harpsichordist and organist for the English Baroque Soloists under Gardiner, and as a founder member of Musica Poetica. He has also played with the London Mozart Players, His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, and Stile Antico
Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
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