Mediam, Charles, English conductor and cellist; b. Port-au-Prince, Trinidad, Sept. 10, 1949. He studied cello in London, and with Gendron at the Paris Cons. He also studied in Salzburg with Harnoncourt. After playing in the resident string quartet at the Chinese Univ. in Hong Kong, he settled in England. In 1978 he co-founded London Baroque, a chamber orch., which he conducted in many early music performances. In 1990 he conducted Dido and Aeneas at the Paris Opéra, and in 1991 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival. In 1993 he conducted at the London Promenade Concerts. His large repertoire of orch. and vocal music includes scores by Monteverdi, Lully, Charpentier, Blow, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach, Purcell, and Rameau.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire