Paolo Bordignon

Harpsichord

Paolo Bordignon

Harpsichordist, organist, and conductor Paolo Bordignon has received acclaim for lively and distinctive interpretations of early music to compelling performances of avant-garde repertoire. He is harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and performs in 2018-19 with Camerata Pacifica, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, ECCO—East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and a Trans-Siberian Arts Festival tour with the Sejong Soloists. He has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Knights, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He has collaborated with Sir James Galway, Itzhak Perlman, David Robertson, Reinhard Goebel, Paul Hillier, Bobby McFerrin, and Midori, as well as Renée Fleming and Wynton Marsalis in a Juilliard Gala. With the Clarion Music Society, he gave the world premiere of several newly rediscovered chamber works of Mendelssohn. He has performed organ recitals at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York and St. Eustache in Paris, and he has been a regular organ recitalist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including a 10-recital residency in 2010-11. Born in Toronto of Italian heritage, Mr. Bordignon studied organ with Brian Rae and John Tuttle. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied organ with John Weaver and harpsichord with Lionel Party, and The Juilliard School. He is an associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.