Eric Milnes has been happily collaborating with Scott Metcalfe for 33 years (from the time they met at the Ringve Early Music Festival in Trondheim, Norway, in 1986), most recently as recording producer for each of Blue Heron’s critically acclaimed CD releases, and he was a member of the team that won the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music. Milnes has been the Director (very frequently with Scott Metcalfe as concertmaster) of The St. John’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (Long Island), New York Baroque, The Trinity Consort (Portland, Oregon), The Montreal Baroque Orchestra, and Ensemble L’harmonie des saisons (Quebec), and a frequent guest director with ensembles such as The Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Seattle Baroque Orchestra, The New York Collegium, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Les Boréades des Montreal, Les Voix Baroques, and Les Délices. As conductor, harpsichordist, organist, guitarist, and bassist, he has over 60 CD releases to his credit, garnering awards such as The Juno Award (Canada) for Best Vocal/Choral CD of 2016, The Opus Prize (Quebec) for best Early Music CD of 2017, Toccata Magazine (Germany) Early Music CD of the month, and WQXR New York CD of the Month. He has appeared as conductor and keyboard artist at many international festivals, including those in Utrecht, Bruges, London, Regensburg, Dresden, Potsdam, Passau, Boston, and Berkeley, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, and recent tours have taken him throughout Europe and to Japan, China, Bolivia, and Chile. Distinguished artists with whom he has recorded and performed include Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Parrott, Wieland Kuikjen, Barthold Kuikjen, Sigiswald Kuikjen, Reinhard Goebel, Fabio Biondi, Christophe Rousset, and Debra Nagy. He holds degrees from Columbia University and The Juilliard School, and has been director of music at Episcopal churches in New York for over 40 years.