Jory Vinikour

Conductor/Harpsichordist

Two time Grammy® Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world’s most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, and partner to several of today’s finest artists.

One of the preeminent harpsichordists today, Jory will make his debut with the Cleveland Symphony in March, 2018, performing Francis Poulenc’s Concert Champêtre under the direction of Stéphane Denève, the first performance of this work by this orchestra.

Mr. Vinikour has recently directed the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Baroque programs, with soloist Avi Avital. This past August, he directed Buenos Aires’ well-known Camerata Bariloche in a Handel/Mozart program, with celebrated Argentinian soprano Veronica Cangemi.

Jory’s debut recording for Sono Luminus, the complete harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a Grammy® award, in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording in 2013, an honor also accorded to his Toccatas (Contemporary American works for harpsichord) in 2015. Jory’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Partitas for harpsichord was released to great acclaim in late 2016. With violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Jory has recorded Bach’s sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord, to be released on Cedille Records in 2018. His recording of contemporary concertos for harpsichord and orchestra (Chicago Philharmonic, directed by Scott Speck) will be released on the same label in 2019.

In recent seasons, Mr. Vinikour has appeared as conductor/soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Korea Chamber Orchestra, musicAeterna, Juillard415, Alabama Symphony. He directed Handel’s Agrippina in August, 2016 for West Edge Opera, and Purcell’s Fairy Queen for Chicago Opera Theater the following November. For Music Angelica, Jory will direct a program of French Baroque music, featuring mezzo-soprano Céline Ricci. Jory Vinikour is Artistic Director and co-founder of Great Lakes Baroque in Milwaukee.