Conductor
Biography

Conductor Steven Fox has been called “visionary” by BBC Music Magazine, and named “a conductor to watch” by Seen and Heard International. Of a recent performance with The Clarion Choir, The New York Times praised his “deft guidance” and commented: “An inspired interpretation. Mr. Fox revealed the drama of the score with vivid dynamic shadings. Intonation and pacing were exemplary throughout the performance.”

Steven Fox is Artistic Director of New York’s renowned Clarion Orchestra and Clarion Choir. Over his tenure, the group has expanded its repertoire from Salamone Rossi to Aaron Copland. He has led the Clarion Society in highly acclaimed performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and Carnegie Hall. He continues to lead the Clarion Society in concert appearances throughout the New York metropolitan area. He recently conducted a new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for L’Opéra de Québec.

After finishing his studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Steven Fox traveled to Russia, where he founded the country’s first period-instrument orchestra, Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg, reviving a lost repertoire of 18th-century Russian music from the court of Catherine the Great. Subsequently, he premiered the earliest symphony by a Ukrainian composer, Symphony in C by Maksym Berezovsky (c. 1770), which he has conducted in London, St. Petersburg and New York, and Russian composer Dmitri Bortniansky's final opera, Le fils rival, which he conducted at the Hermitage Theater.

Fox has appeared as a guest conductor with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Recently he was an Associate Conductor for New York City Opera. He has also served as Assistant Conductor for the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program and Juilliard Opera.

Other recent guest conducting engagements have included Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in Vilnius, Lithuania, with Jauna Muzika; and Mozart’s Sparrow Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. He has given master classes in Historical Performance at Yale University and Dartmouth College, and in early oratorio at The Juilliard School.

Steven has given master classes and clinics at his alma mater Dartmouth College, The Juilliard School and Yale University. He is a preparatory conductor for the Yale University Schola Cantorum, and Lecturer in Music at the State University of New York, Purchase College.

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