Kraemer, (Thomas Wilhelm) Nicholas

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Kraemer, (Thomas Wilhelm) Nicholas

Kraemer, (Thomas Wilhelm) Nicholas, Scottish conductor; b. Edinburgh, March 7, 1945. He was educated at the Dartington Coll. of Arts and at the Univ. of Nottingham (B.Mus., 1967). He was active as a harpsichordist with the Monteverdi Choir and Orch. (1970–80) and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (1972–80). In 1978 he founded the Raglan Baroque Players, which ensemble he conducted for over 20 years. From 1980 to 1982 he conducted at Glyndebourne, and from 1980 to 1983 he was music director of Opera 80. He was associate conductor of the BBC Scottish Sym. Orch. in Glasgow from 1983 to 1985. From 1985 to 1990 he was artistic director of the Irish Chamber Orch. in Dublin. In 1985 he became artistic director of the London Bach Orch. He made his first appearance at the English National Opera in London in 1992 conducting Die Zauberflöte. His guest appearances as an opera conductor took him to Marseilles, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, and other European cities. He was principal conductor (1992–95) and then principal guest conductor (from 1995) of the Manchester Camerata.

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