is Artistic Director of The Clarion Orchestra and The Clarion Choir and Founder of Musica Antiqua St Petersburg, which he established as Russia’s first period-instrument orchestra at the age of 21. Recognised as a leading conductor of his generation, he has recently appeared as a guest conductor with San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, L’Opéra de Québec and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. From 2008 to 2013 he was an Associate Conductor at New York City Opera, and he has served as an Assistant Conductor for the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program and Juilliard Opera. Steven Fox is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he was named an Associate in 2010. He has led master- classes and clinics at Dartmouth, Juilliard and Yale, where he served as preparatory conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum.
Established in 2006 to complement The Clarion Orchestra, The Clarion Choir has become one of the leading professional vocal ensembles in the United States. With members equally at home on the solo stage and in ensemble singing, The Clarion Choir has performed in many of the great halls and festivals of North America, including the Lincoln Center White Light Festival, The Tully Scope Festival, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, the Quebec International Festival of Sacred Music, The Twelfth Night Festival, and Bargemusic with The Knights chamber orchestra. The Clarion Choir premièred Passion Week in a critically- acclaimed performance in October 2014, shortly before this recording was made.