The Montreal Baroque & Eric Milnes

Biography The Montreal Baroque & Eric Milnes

Eric Milnes
is Director of New York Baroque, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Trinity Consort, Portland, Oregon, harpsichordist with The New York Collegium, Ensemble Rebel and Les Boréades, and Director of Music at St. John's of Lattingtown Episcopal Church in New York. He has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Berkeley Bach Festival, the Utrecht (Holland) Festival, and the New England Bach Festival, and in every major North American and European city. His performances have been broadcast on WNCN, New York, WQXR, New York, WBGN, Boston, National Public Radio, the CBC, and Norwegian, Swedish and German state radio stations. Mr. Milnes has recorded for a number of labels, including ATMA.

The Montreal Baroque
ensemble brings together some of Montreal's finest early music performers. The ensemble was created especially for the Montreal Baroque Festival, which has taken place annualy in scenic Old Montreal. An initiative of Montreal gambist and cellist Susie Napper, the Montreal Baroque Festival is held over four days at the end of June ever since 2003. Thanks to her exceptional charisma and mild extravagance, Susie Napper, fittingly nominated “Personality of the Year 2002” by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique, has succeeded in developing a truly exciting and popular cultural event.

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