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John Eliot Gardiner

  • Conductor
  • Teacher


John Eliot Gardiner is one of the most versatile conductors of our time. Acknowledged as a key figure in the early music revival, he is the founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Alongside the activities with his own ensembles, John Eliot Gardiner appears regularly as guest conductor with the most important European symphony orchestras. The extent of John Eliot Gardiner’s repertoire is illustrated in over 250 recordings which have received numerous international awards.
Most recently he has released CD recordings of the Bach Cantatas from the Bach Pilgrimage tour of 2000, the first of which was awarded Gramophone Record of the year in 2005.