Biography

Conductor and harpsichordist, Christopher Bucknall, is a rising star both on the concert platform and in the opera house, sharing his passion for bringing music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries alive.

Christopher made his conducting debut in 2012 with Handel, Apollo e Dafne at the Wigmore Hall and has since gone on to conduct critically acclaimed productions of Handel, Alcina (Den Norske Opera), Handel, Agrippina and Jeptha (Iford Arts), Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna (English Touring Opera), Monteverdi, L'Orfeo (Silent Opera).

On the concert platform, Christopher has appeared conducting B’Rock (Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent), Real Filharmonie de Galicia and Norwegian Wind Ensemble in varied repertoire ranging from Monteverdi through to Mozart. He also regularly collaborates with the UK’s finest vocal ensembles including performances of Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium with the BBC Singers, and highly praised preparation of the Glyndebourne and English National Opera choruses in works by Purcell and Rameau.

Christopher frequents many of Europe's top concert halls and festivals as harpsichordist and continuo player appearing with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Kings Consort, Brecon Baroque and Academy of Ancient Music.

Projects for the 2017/18 Season include his conducting debuts with The English Concert, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Edvard Grieg Kor, the Norwegian ensemble, Barokkanerne and a return to Iford Arts to conduct Handel Partenope.