The Strad: “Vivid and beautifully shaped Mozart from a Hungarian-British team”

“This is a well-established team: Zsolt Kallo has been concertmaster of Capella Savaria, the first period-instrument ensemble in Hungary, since 1999 and Nicholas McGegan has been working with them for […]

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan/OAE premiere Sally Beamish’s “Judas Passion”

“Beamish’s music called some extraordinary sonorities from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Nicholas McGegan, their forces distilled to eleven strings; pairs of flutes, horns and trumpets; […]


McGegan shapes OAE’s “finally detailed playing” in Beamish premiere

“It’s all perhaps closer to opera than to oratorio, and this premiere, with the OAE’s finely detailed playing shaped by Nicholas McGegan, was economically and unfussily staged by Peter Thomson.” […]


Mozart: The Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra

Composer: Mozart Performers Capella Savaria Zsolt Kalló, violin Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label Hungaroton Release Date August 4, 2017

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 – Works for Violin and Orchestra

Composer: Schubert Performers Capella Savaria Zsolt Kalló, violin Conductor Nicholas McGegan Label Hungaroton Release Date November 11, 2016

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 […]


Summertime in the domain of the Esterházy’s

Hungary in the summer is particularly delightful, especially when one is also lucky enough to be making music. In the second half of June, I was fortunate to spend a […]

Délices de Versailles

Délices de Versailles

April was a Rameau month for me. A whole troupe of singers, dancers, actors and orchestral musicians from here and France came to Berkeley. We put on a production of […]

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 […]