Founded in 2021, the London Baroque Orchestra is a group of inspired musicians committed to period performances that aim to be truthful to the intentions of the composers. It comes out of the passion of one man, Jack Gonzalez-Harding. He yearned for well informed performances of historical/period instruments, met alongside enthusiastic, highly energised performance.  
The London Baroque Orchestra is the resident orchestra at Covent Garden's Swiss Church, where we will perform a regular series of concerts each year, as well as all-round the UK. The orchestra will be working in collaboration with artists of international stature such as Mary Bevan MBE and John Butt. 
 
 

Jack Gonzalez harding: music director 

Praised for his ‘infectious enthusiasm, brilliant young’ (The Spectator) British conductor and harpsichordist, Jack Gonzalez – Harding, is forging an extraordinary career as a versatile musician who is as equally at home on the podium, as he is sat at the harpsichord, playing within the chamber or solo context. 
 
Since September 2021, Jack has been Music Director of the London Baroque Orchestra, whom he’ll direct in monthly concerts at Covent Garden’s Swiss Church, where the orchestra is resident. He opened the season in September with a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass. This season’s highlights include Jack’s debut at the Wigmore Hall, his London Mozart Players debut and collaborations with artists such as Nicholas Daniel, Mary Bevan and Fenella Humphreys. Past seasons have seen Jack appear at the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and as a keyboardist for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
 
Born in Kent, Jack Gonzalez – Harding is a harpsichordist and an organist and studied at the Royal Academy of Music as an exhibitioner. He turned to conducting whilst inspired by the work of Sir Simon Rattle, who later, upon their meeting, invited Jack to attend his London Symphony Orchestra rehearsals for which he is most grateful. 
 
Dominika Feher: Associate Leader 
Described as the ‘delightful’ (The Strad), ’stylish and virtuosic’ (Bachtrack) Hungarian violinist, Dominika Fehér is one of the rising stars of her generation. She is 2nd violinist of the Revolutionary Drawing Room, a member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, an Associate Leader with the London Baroque Orchestra and regularly appears with The English Baroque Soloists, the Early Opera Company, The Kings Consort and The Hanover Band. 
 
She has appeared at the BBC Proms as co-leader of the Academy of Ancient Music and the OAE and has performed at all the major concert halls of the world, including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House, Carnegie, La Scala, Concertgebouw and Vienna Konzerthaus and the National Centre For the Performing Arts in Beijing. She was a finalist of the Premio Bonporti 2019 international baroque violin competition and has been broadcast live as a soloist on BBC Radio 3. Dominika plays a Rogeri violin kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society. 
 
 
 

Conor Gricmanis: Associate Leader 

Conor Gricmanis is a young, pioneering Baroque Violinist who combines his passions for historical performance and composition to explore never-ending palettes of performance style, colour, and flair. Brought up on a farm in Shropshire, England, Conor graduated as a Christopher Hogwood Scholar in 2020, receiving a Master’s degree in Historical Violin at the Royal College of Music, with Bojan Čićič. 
 
Conor also studied for five years under the world renowned Rachel Podger as an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and was a concerto soloist for Orchestre Français des Jeunes during this time. Conor was appointed associate leader of the London Baroque Orchestra in early 2021 and also performs regularly with the Academy of Ancient music, Florilegium and is also director of his chamber ensemble, Noxwode. He also performs with ensembles in Holland and in France and was recently appointed as the new violinist for the Belgium chamber group Europa Ritrovata. He recently co-led the Millenium Orchestra in Belgium. Conor is featured on a number of world premiere recordings with ensembles such as The Illyrian Consort, the Academy of Ancient Music and The Restoration Consort and is excited to be preparing his first solo album of 17th century stylus fantasticus Violin sonatas with Noxwode. 
 
He has performed around the world, including some of the finest venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Brugge Concertgebouw and the Royal Chapel of Versailles. He also undertook a solo tour through the USA. In Conor’s time at the Royal College of Music, he was selected as violinist for a series of twelve concerts at Buckingham Palace and was appointed leader and soloist of the Royal College of Music’s Baroque Orchestra for concerts both in Oxford and London. In late 2020, Conor helped establish the WIG Society, an ensemble specialising in historical performances of classical and romantic music based in Brussels and has enjoyed recording quartets and quintets since the birth of the ensemble. Conor has been the concertmaster/soloist and instrumental tutor for the Yorke Trust's Early Music Course for historical music and is regularly asked to lead various early music ensembles. 
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