Harpsichordist Vinikour plays works of all eras, performing for opera productions almost as often as he does as soloist or accompanist.
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Jory Vinikour Biography

by Blair Sanderson

Jory Vinikour is an American harpsichordist and conductor. A Chicago native, Vinikour studied in Paris with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert on a Fulbright scholarship. He was the winner of the 1993 Warsaw International Harpsichord Competition and the 1994 Prague Spring International Music Competition, and he has appeared as a guest performer at music festivals around the world. With a concerto repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Vinikour has been a soloist with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, working with Stéphane Denève, Martin Haselböck, Marek Janowski, Fabio Luisi, and Marc Minkowski, among many other conductors. Vinikour has performed as an accompanist for David Daniels, Hélène Delavault, Vivica Genaux, Marijana Mijanovic, Dorothea Röschmann, and Rolando Villazón, and he has toured Europe with Anne Sofie von Otter. Vinikour recorded a program of 17th century English and Italian music with lutenist Jakob Lindberg, which was released in 2005. A champion of new music, Vinikour has premiered works by Harold Meltzer, Frédéric Durieux, Stephen Blumberg, Patricia Morehead, and Graham Lynch, in addition to more established modern pieces by Cyril Scott, György Ligeti, and Michael Nyman. Vinikour has recorded for Sono Luminus, Dorian, Deutsche Grammophon, Affetto, Delos, Mandala, and Consonance.

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