Joanna MACGREGOR (piano)
MacGregor is thought of as one of the most in novative musicians
and divides her time between playing classical, jazz and contemporary
music. She has performed in over fifty countries, often appearing
as solo artist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, which
have included the New York Philharmonic, London and Sydney Symphony
Orchestras, the Oslo and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestras
and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The many eminent conductors
she has worked with include Pierre Boulez, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir
Colin Davis and Michael Tilson Thomas. She has premiered landmark
compositions ranging from Harrison Birtwistle and Django Bates to
John Adams and James MacMillan.
Her collaborative projects have led her further afield:
from touring South Africa with jazz artist Moses Molelekwa, recording
with pop artist Talvin Singh, and regularly appearing with saxophonist
Andy Sheppard, to a multimedia project Cross Border with Jin Xing’s
Contemporary Dance Theatre of Shanghai.
Joanna MacGregor made her conducting début with the Britten
Sinfonia in 2002, and regularly directs her own orchestra projects,
the most recent being the Moondog/Art of Fugue tour — a radical
re-working of Bach’s late great work, alongside the music of the
famous 50’s New York street musician. Joanna MacGregor is Artistic
Director of the Bath International Music Festival.