Nicholas McGegan - Toronto Symphony

McGegan a “convincing voice” for the Baroque ‘Messiah”

“The orchestra, not to be outdone, played with particular focus on the transparency of the sound…Even with our modern-day penchant for the huge, dense explosions of sound that Roy Thomson […]


Philharmonia Baroque Renders a Heroic Joshua

Music Director Nicholas McGegan carried it all off splendidly, with rhythmic command and plenty of high-contrast effects.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan conducts ‘Joshua’ with “consummate flair and unflagging rhythmic verve”

“…under McGegan’s inspired direction, the performance emerged as one of the period instrument ensemble’s finest offerings in recent memory…McGegan conducted with consummate flair and unflagging rhythmic verve, and the orchestra […]

La Gloria di primavera

Scarlatti, Alessandro: La Gloria di Primavera

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro Performers Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano Clint van der Linde, countertenor Nicholas Phan, tenor Douglas Williams, baritone Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director Conductor […]

Haydn Violin Concertos

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concertos

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

Hommage A Trois

William Berger: Hommage A Trois

Composer: Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas is…….

OK. I’ll admit it, I am not very fond of the modern Christmas. I simply can’t get into the spirit of Santa, Rudolf, dinky elves, even the whole story of […]

Nicholas McGegan

Musical Toronto: 38 Questions For Nicholas McGegan

“British-born conductor Nicholas McGegan is as a frequent visitor in Toronto. He last led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through Handel’s Messiah in 2012, prompting John Terauds to call it the […]

Viennese Delights

Viennese Delights

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of revisiting Vienna. I had been there often in the 1970’s when I was playing in a piano trio in […]