Henry Lebedinsky

by | Apr 13, 2024 | Hildegard-Woche 2024 Speaker

Historical keyboardist, composer, and conductor Henry Lebedinsky has performed with the Seattle
Symphony, Seattle Opera, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Charlotte
Symphony, Seraphic Fire, Sonoma Bach, and the Cantata Collective, among others. Recent conducting
engagements include the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Sonoma Bach’s Live Oak Baroque Orchestra.
As part of a career built on collaboration, he serves as co-Artistic Director of the Bay Area’s GRAMMYnominated
AGAVE and, with Stephen Stubbs, as co-Artistic Director of Seattle’s Pacific MusicWorks
from 2018-2023. With countertenor Reginald L. Mobley, he has introduced listeners on three continents
to music by Black composers from Baroque to modern, including recent appearances at the Musée
d’Orsay in Paris and Festival Printemps Musical des Alizés in Morocco. In 2014, he founded Seattle’s
Early Music Underground, which brought Baroque music to brewpubs, wineries, and other places where
people gather, and presenting it in multimedia formats which both entertain and educate.

Lebedinsky’s works for choir and organ are published by Paraclete Press, Carus-Verlag Stuttgart, and
CanticaNOVA, and two volumes of his poetry and hymns are in preparation. He is a contributing editor
to Multitude of Voyces‘ Sacred Music by Women Composers series, published by Stainer and Bell (UK),
and has written program notes for London’s Wigmore Hall and the Alpha Classics and Acis Productions
labels. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College and the Longy School of Music, where he earned a
Master of Music in historical organ performance as a student of Peter Sykes. Currently entering his third
decade as a church musician, he serves as Missioner for Music at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on
Washington’s beautiful Whidbey Island.

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