Two-time Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the
most outstanding musicians of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the
world's most important festivals and concert halls as a recital and concerto soloist, and
he partners with many of today's finest artists.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Vinikour studied in Paris with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert
on a Fulbright Scholarship. Winning first prize at the International Harpsichord
Competition of Warsaw in 1993 and the Prague Spring International Music Festival in 1994
brought Mr. Vinikour to the public's attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and
concert series around the world.
With repertoire ranging from Bach and Poulenc to Michael Nyman, Mr. Vinikour has performed
as a soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral
de Paris, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town
Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He
has performed with conductors who include Stéphane Denève, Martin Haselböck, Marek
Janowski, Armin Jordan, Benjamin Levy, Fabio Luisi, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Gordan
Nikolitch, and Constantine Orbelian.
Mr. Vinikour appears regularly as harpsichordist at the finest opera houses and festivals
in Europe, including the Paris Opera, Dutch National Opera, Salzburg Festival, Madrid's
Teatro Real, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and Glyndebourne, and can be heard on many
recordings from Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Erato Records, and Sony Classics. Under Yannick
Nézét-Séguin's direction, Mr. Vinikour appears as fortepianist in Mozart's Die
Entführung aus dem Serail and Le nozze di Figaro, scheduled for release in
the coming year.
Mr. Vinikour's debut recording for Sono Luminus, the complete harpsichord works of
Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 in the category of Best
Classical Instrumental Solo, an honor also accorded to his album Toccatas: Modern
American Music for Harpsichord in 2015.
Mr. Vinikour has appeared as conductor and soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque
Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, MusicAeterna, Juillard415, and Alabama Symphony
Orchestra. Mr. Vinikour is co-founder and artistic director of Great Lakes Baroque in