Kenneth Montgomery

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KM returns to Santa Fe Opera to conduct Mozart's The Impressario and Le Rossignol by Igor Stravinsky.


Click here to read an article about KM that appeared on back in 2010. 

The Maestro: Kenneth Montgomery


KM conducting Orchestra of the 18th Century in Muziekgebouw aan't IJ Amsterdam 5-7 February & De Doelen Rotterdam 8-10 February.


After a Summer as interim music director (Conductor Laureate) at the Santa Fe Opera,

Kenneth Montgomery will be conducting Verdi's Requiem at the National Concert Hall in Dublin 

with the National Symphony Orchestra. Kenneth would like to dedicate the performance to 

the memory of Seamus Heaney.


Orpheus with his lute made trees,

And the mountain tops that freeze,

Bow themselves, when he did sing:

To his music plants and flowers

Ever sprung; as sun and showers

There had made a lasting spring.


Everything that heard him play,

Even the billows of the sea,

Hung their heads, and then lay by.

In sweet music is such art,

Killing care and grief of heart

Fall asleep, or hearing, die.


William Shakespeare


Click here to hear KM conducting Handel's Solomon with the Radio Kamer Filharmonie and the Groot Omroepkoor recorded on Friday 23rd December 2011 in Vredenburg Utrecht.

... or here it can be seen via Youtube.


Soldier of Orange
Slovenian Philharmonic conducted by KM

watch on YouTube
"It is with horror and disbelief that I witness what is happening in the Netherlands, my home for over 30 years. I urge the government and political parties to change the destructive plans and reconsider these unjust cuts in the performing arts."
Kenneth Montgomery

KM rehearsing Slovenian Philharmonic, October 2011.
Photos taken by an audience member Marija Cerar

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New cd release:
Charles Villiers Stanford
Finghin Collins · piano
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Montgomery · conductor
Claves Records

Piano Concerto No. 2
Variations on "Down among the Dead Men"


On 2nd July Kenneth Montgomery received his OBE from HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. The commendation was made in the 2010 New Years Honours List 'for services to music in Northern Ireland'.


The following week Mr. Montgomery was in Northern Ireland to receive an honorary doctorate - DLit(Mus) - from the Vice-Chancellor Sir Peter Gregson at Queens College, Belfast 'for outstanding services to music'.

Kenneth Montgomery receives the OBE from HRH The Princess Royal, 2nd July 2010 Buckingham Palace, LondonKenneth Montgomery receives the OBE from HRH The Princess Royal, 2nd July 2010 Buckingham Palace, London