Renowned as an opera and concert conductor, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and became Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007. He was recently appointed Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera and took up the post in October 2013.
Plans for the 14/15 season include guest conducting with Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestra of St Luke's, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Extensive commitments with The English Concert include concert performances of Handel's Alcina and Hercules at various venues across the globe including the Barbican, Theatre de Champs Elysées and Carnegie Hall. Wigmore Hall performances feature Sarah Connolly, Rosemary Joshua and Rachel Podger and he directs a Bach programme with renowned countertenor Iestyn Davies at Christchurch Spitalfields on 11 December 2014.