(b Sawbridgeworth, Herts, 1950).
Eng. conductor, keyboard‐player, and flautist. Joined staff of RCM as prof. of baroque fl. 1973–9, mus. history 1975–9, and dir., early mus. 1976–80. Artist‐in‐residence Washington Univ., St Louis, 1979–84. Mus. dir. Philharmonia Baroque Orch., S. Francisco, from 1985, and Göttingen Handel Fest. 1991. Cond. of Handel operas throughout world. Scottish Opera 1991; ENO 1993.