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date: 02 July 2020

King, Robert John Stephen free

Born 27 June 1960; s of Stephen King and Margaret Digby; m Viola Scheffel; one s one d

conductor; harpsichordist; Artistic Director, The King’s Consort, since 1980

Education

Radley Coll.; St John’s Coll., Cambridge (MA)

Career

Writer; editor of much music pre 1750; broadcaster; conductor, orchestras and choirs, incl. New World SO, Houston SO, Minnesota SO, Atlanta SO, Seattle SO, Detroit SO, Nat. SO Washington, Stavanger SO, Aarhus SO, Norrköping SO, Danish Nat. Radio SO, Bergen Philharmonic, Malmö SO, Trondheim SO, Iceland SO, Zurich Chamber Orch., Netherlands Chamber Orch. and Chamber Choir, RAI Nat. SO, Orch. Verdi Milan, RTSI Orch., English Chamber Orch., Westdeutscher Rundfunk SO, Norddeutscher Rundfunk SO, Hamburg SO, Royal Seville SO, Orch. de Navarra, Granada SO, Swiss Radio Choir, BBC Singers, Danish Radio Choir, Buxton Fest. Opera. Work on Hollywood film scores incl. Da Vinci Code, Shrek 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Chronicles of Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven. Artistic Director: Aldeburgh Easter Fest., 1998–2000; Nordic Baroque Music Fest., 2001–04; Internat. Organ Week Nuremberg, 2003–07

Publications

Henry Purcell, 1994; numerous musical edns incl. English Church Music, vol. 1, 2010, vol. 2, 2011

Recreations

ski-ing, cricket, breeding Hebridean Sheep, lupin growing