Having been at the forefront of the early music revolution Nicholas Kraemer has established an enviable reputation for directing period-informed-performances with modern orchestras. He began his career as a harpsichordist, quickly moving from playing continuo at the back of the orchestra to directing from the harpsichord at the front. In the 1970s, his repertory widened and he conducts repertoire from the classical, early romantic, modern and contemporary eras.
Kraemer first heard the oratorio Messiah at the age of nine at a rehearsal of the Edinburgh orchestra in which his mother played. He was completely captivated by the directness of the musical message. Let yourself also be captivated at the concerts on 4, 5 and 6 January.