Conductor • Violin
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Kevin Mallon is an Irish period performance musician. He studied voice and violin as a youngster in Ireland. He studied with John Eliot Gardiner, developing an interest in Baroque and Classical era violin.
He became concertmaster of two prominent Parisian "original instruments" groups, Les Arts Florissants and Le Concert Spirituel. He moved to Canada where he played for and sometimes conducted Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and taught at the University of Toronto. In 1996, he founded the Aradia Ensemble, and he and the orchestra soon began recording with Naxos, both orchestral and operatic music. Mallon also conducted Opera 2005 in Cork between 2004 and 2009, and has guest conducted several organizations in Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe. In addition to directing Aradia, the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Ottawa's Thirteen Strings (since 2010), and New York's West Side Chamber Orchestra (since 2011), he also arranged and scored the television series Camelot (2010).