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Stephen Stubbs

Visiting Scholar, Early Music

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Stephen Stubbs, is internationally active as a performer, conductor, and director of early music projects, ranging from Pacific Musicworks to the Boston Early Music Festival, where he is the permanent co-director of the festival.  He was presented with a Grammy Award as conductor of Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers, which received the award for Best Opera Recording of 2015. He spent a 30-year career in Europe, recognized as one of the world’s most respected lutenists, conductors, and baroque opera specialists. In 2007 Stephen established his production company, Pacific MusicWorks, based in Seattle, reflecting his lifelong interest in both early music and contemporary performance. The company’s inaugural presentation was a production of South African artist William Kentridge’s acclaimed multimedia staging of Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses in a co-production with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. PMW’s performances of the Monteverdi Vespers.  His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist includes well over 100 CDs, many of which have received international acclaim and award, which can be viewed at  


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