Matthew Halls - Oregon Festival - Norman Lebrecht
25 August 2011Slipped Disc
It's never easy to follow a founder, and Helmut Rilling has led the
Oregon Bach Festival for all of 41 years. The search for a successor has
taken two years and the successful candidate was named today.
He is Matthew Halls, 35, an English harpsichordist, organist and
conductor. Halls led the Retrospect Ensemble, which branched out from
the King's Consort after its founder, Robert King, was jailed for
indecent assault. Lately, he has been conducting symphony orchestras
with conspicuous success. He won the Oregon post fair and square from
several impressive candidates.
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