John Butt#

John Butt
Membership Number:2469
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2001 Gardiner Professor, University of Glasgow
  • 1997-2001 University Lecturer and Director of Studies in Music, King's College, Cambridge
  • 1989-1997 Professor of Music, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1987-1988 Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • 1986-1987 Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bach
  • Baroque Music
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth century music
  • Historical performance
  • Performance studies
  • Modernity and music

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize
  • 2008 Recording of Messiah awarded MIDEM, Baroque Music award
  • 2007 Recording of Messiah awarded Gramophone Award, Baroque Vocal category
  • 2007 Elected to membership of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe)
  • 2006 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 2003 Book, Playing with History, shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize
  • 2003 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1995 Honorary member of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, Ohio
  • 1992 W. H. Scheide Award from the American Bach Society for book, Bach Interpretation (Cambridge, 1990)
  • 1984 Finalist in the Leipzig Bach Organ Competition
  • 1983 Finalist in the London Lloyd-Webber Memorial Organ Competition
  • Midem award for best baroque album 2008
  • Gramphone Award for best baroque vocal album 2007
  • FBA, FRSE, Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association

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