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BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show
BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets Reserved seating: Free to those attending other events within the Festival.


Join us for a live broadcast of this popular show, presented by Lucie Skeaping, with guests including viol virtuoso Paolo Pandolfo, Sollazzo Ensemble and father of the early music movement, Trevor Pinnock.

Immediately following the Early Music Show you are invited to join us as the Festival will present its seventh biennial Lifetime Achievement Award to Trevor Pinnock.

Trevor Pinnock pioneered performance on historic instruments with the orchestra The English Concert which he founded in 1972. Since 2003, he has divided his time between conducting, solo, chamber music-making and educational work. In 2016, he celebrated his 70th year with a series of chamber concerts presented with some of his closest colleagues (including violinist Rachel Podger) which culminated in a sell-out concert here at the NCEM. Reporting for the Guardian, Alfred Hickling said “to hear Trevor Pinnock launch into the opening cadence of the Bach is a bit like hearing Keith Richards cranking out the riff to Satisfaction – it’s incredible to think that he still has the motivation and excitement to make it sound so vital and authoritative after all these years”.
Those of you lucky enough to read this before 24 April will have the opportunity to welcome Trevor back to the NCEM playing alongside Matthew Truscott, Sophie Gent and Jonathan Manson in a programme of Froberger, Goldberg, Bach and Handel. In July we will just have the pleasure of his company – please do join us in a celebration of this musical phenomenon – one we are delighted to honour!

The York Early Music Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award honours major figures who have made a significant difference to the world of early music and has been presented every other year since its inauguration in 2006. The previous winners have been: the Kuijken brothers (2006); Dame Emma Kirkby (2008); James Bowman (2010); Jordi Savall (2012); Andrew Parrott (2014); and Anthony Rooley (2016).

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