Conductor and keyboard player Steven Devine received his early musical training at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, and read music at Oxford University. He made his London conducting debut in 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall and is now a regular performer there. He has conducted the Mozart Festival Orchestra throughout the UK and Switzerland, and in opera has worked at the Comische Oper in Berlin and alongside Paul McCreesh throughout France. He works regularly with New Chamber Opera in Oxford and with them has conducted performances of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Mozart’s La finta semplice, Stradella’s Il trespolo tutore and Rossini’s Il comte Ory, as well as appearing at numerous UK festivals. He has conducted the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in concerts across Europe and made his BBC Proms conducting debut with them in a televised concert with Ian Bostridge. Steven Devine is harpsichordist for London Baroque and principal keyboard player for I Fagiolini and The Classical Opera Company, and performs with many other groups around Europe. He has recorded over thirty discs with other artists and made three solo recordings. He is Director of Education at Finchcocks Museum of keyboard instruments, and Professor of Fortepiano at Trinity College of Music.