Henry Lebedinsky has performed on historical keyboards with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 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. Mr. Lebedinsky is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area-based Agave Baroque, with which he has recently released two albums with countertenor Reginald L. Mobley for VGo Recordings. Their next collaboration, American Originals, featuring music by Black and brown composers born in the Americas, will be released by Acis Productions next year. He and Mr. Mobley have spent the past decade introducing listeners near and far to music by Black composers from the past 250 years, including recent appearances at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and Festival Printemps Musical des Alizés in Morocco.
Mr. Lebedinsky has lectured and led master classes on 17th and 18th century repertoire and performance practice at the University of Edinburgh’s Dashkova Centre for Russian Studies, Bowdoin College, and UNC School of the Arts, among others, and is a former music critic for Fanfare Magazine. An active composer and poet, his sacred music for choir and organ is published by Paraclete Press, Carus-Verlag Stuttgart, and CanticaNOVA.