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Eric Milnes has been happily collaborating with Scott Metcalfe for 35 years (from the time they met at the Ringve Early Music Festival in Trondheim, Norway, in 1986), most recently as recording producer for all of Blue Heron’s critically acclaimed CD releases. 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 in 2017 and 2019, 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, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Santa Fe, Boston, Berkeley, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, and recent tours have taken him throughout Europe and to Japan, China, Bolivia, and Chile. During the COVID months he produced eight full length online performances with L’Harmonie des saisons, including Bach’s St. John Passion and Handel’s Messiah, and recorded three CDs for ATMA Classique: Music of Marin Marais, Bach Transcriptions for Viol and Harpsichord, and Bach Concerti. This season he is a guest artist at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and at Montreal’s Symphony Hall with the Montreal Symphony, appears at the Vancouver Festival and The Montreal Bach Festival, and will direct L’Harmonie des saisons in two regional tours (Bach St. John Passion and Handel’s Messiah). Milnes holds degrees from Columbia University and The Juilliard School.