Conductor Steven Fox is Artistic Director of New York’s venerable Clarion Music Society. He is the Founder of Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg, which he began as Russia’s first Baroque orchestra at the age of 21. He begins as the Artistic Director of the new Geneva Early Music Festival in Switzerland in spring of 2014. In the last two years he has been engaged as a guest conductor with some of this country’s leading Baroque orchestras: last season he made his debut conducting the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston (called “stunning” by The Boston Globe), and with Juilliard’s Baroque orchestra, Juilliard415, at Lincoln Center (called “Exceptional” by Seen and Heard International). Other debuts in 2013 include Handel’s Messiah and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and a program of Bach and Mozart with Fundacion Excelencia in Madrid.
This past season he was Assistant and Cover Conductor for the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program and Juilliard Opera. He returned for the fourth year to New York City Opera as an Associate Conductor for Christopher Alden’s production of Cosi fan Tutte. In recent years he has also appeared as a Guest Conductor with the Aston Magna Festival in Massachusetts and with the Choir and Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street. Since he began as Artistic Director of Clarion in 2006, Mr. Fox has taken the Clarion Orchestra and Clarion Choir to Lincoln Center on the White Light and Scope Festivals, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Miller Theatre at Columbia, and The Morgan Library. He has garnered critical praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Seen and Heard International, Musical America, BBCMusic Magazine, and The Boston Globe. Steven graduated a Senior Fellow with High Honors from Dartmouth College and withDistinction from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where, in 2010, he was named an Associate for “significant contributions to his field in music.” He has given master classes andclinics at Dartmouth College, The Juilliard School and Yale University. He has also served as a preparatory conductor for the Yale University Schola Cantorum.