June 13, 1978 |
New York, New York, United States
|Genres||Classical music, Baroque music|
|Associated acts||Trinity Church, Clarion Music Society|
Steven Fox is an American conductor of classical music. Currently Steven Fox is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of New York’s Clarion Music Society and Founder of Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg in Russia.
Fox began studying music at the Horace Mann School under pianist John Contiguglia and conductor and composer Johannes Somary. He went on to study Music and Russian at Dartmouth College, graduating as a Senior Fellow with High Honors, and continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he received an MMus degree with Distinction along with three of the institution's awards: the Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize, the Peter Le Huray Award and the Alan Kirby Prize.
Shortly after his graduation from RAM, Fox traveled to Russia and founded the country's first period-instrument orchestra, Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg. With Musica Antiqua, he revived a lost repertoire of Russian 18th-century music from the court of Catherine the Great. The list of works he has premiered from this period includes the earliest symphony by a Russian composer—Sinfonia in C by Maksim Berezovsky (c. 1770), which he has conducted in London, St. Petersburg and New York – and Dmitri Bortniansky's final opera, Le fils rival, which he conducted in the Hermitage Theater in 2004.
Currently Steven Fox is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of New Jersey's Pro Arte Chorale and Music Director of Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg in Russia. At spring 2010 he returns for the third time to New York City Opera as Associate Conductor and is also working as a guest conductor with the Yale Schola Cantorum. 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.
- James Oestreich, 400-Year-Old Work Gets a Fresh Look: New York Times; April 21, 2010
- James Oestreich, Beethoven, Disarmingly Impressionist: New York Times; October 14, 2006
- "Clarion Society". Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- | url = http://www.musicaantiquastpetersburg.org/content/about_maspb."Classical Domain: A Conversation with Steven Fox".
- "James Oestreich, Music in Review: New York Times". The New York Times. December 16, 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- Tsika, Noah (3 October 2003), "Alums to perform neglected music with new Russian orchestra", Dartmouth News (New Hampshire)
- Carrington, Simon (2010), "Spotlight on the Faculty", Yale Institute of Sacred Music (New Haven)