Two time GRAMMY Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world’s most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, and partner to several of today’s finest artists.
Born in Chicago, Jory Vinikour studied in Paris with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert on a Fulbright scholarship. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public’s attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series throughout much of the world. Increasingly active as a conductor, Jory has recently appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, and will conduct four performances of Handel’s Messiah for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in late 2019. Jory made his solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in March, 2018, performing Francis Poulenc’s Concert Champêtre under the direction of Stéphane Denève and will conduct four performances of Handel’s Messiah for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in late 2019.