Richard Hickox


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(b Stokenchurch, Bucks., 1948; d Cardiff, 2008).

Eng. conductor. Début as prof. cond. London (St John's, Smith Square) 1971. Cond. and mus. dir. City of London Sinfonia from 1971. Founder Richard Hickox Singers 1971. Org. and master of mus., St Margaret's, Westminster, 1972–82. Mus. dir., London Symphony Chorus 1976–91, prin. cond. from 1991; assoc. cond. LSO from 1985. Art. dir. Northern Sinfonia 1982–90. Ass. cond. San Diego SO 1983–4. Cond., BBC Nat. Orch. of Wales 2000–6. Mus. dir. Opera Australia 2005–8. Co‐founder Collegium Musicum, for baroque perfs. and recordings, 1990. Opera débuts: RNCM 1974; ENO 1979; Los Angeles Opera 1986; CG 1985. Cond. of many recordings of Brit. mus. CBE 2002.

Subjects: Music.

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