Henry Lebedinsky, Director of Outreach and acting Managing Director
Historical keyboardist, conductor, and composer Henry Lebedinsky has been bringing people together through music for the past 25 years. He performs on harpsichord, organ, clavichord, and historical pianos with Pacific MusicWorks, the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Cantata Collective, Sonoma Bach, and the Spire Ensemble. He has also played with Seattle Opera, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Charlotte Symphony, Seraphic Fire, and Boston Revels. He is the co-director of the acclaimed Bay Area band Agave Baroque, with which he has released two albums featuring countertenor Reginald L. Mobley on the VGo Recordings label. With Mr. Mobley, he performed programs featuring 200 years of music by Black composers for audiences from Massachusetts to Morocco. As an organist, has been featured on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and has performed live on APM’s Pipedreams. Mr. Lebedinsky is the founder and director of the ATTUNED concert series at the California Jazz Conservatory and Pacific MusicWorks’ Underground concerts, dedicated to bringing Baroque and Classical music to places where people gather - from brewpubs to wineries and other fun, informal venues - creating experiences that appeal to both seasoned concertgoers and first-timers alike. Now in its fifth season, the Underground offers over 40 boozy, high-spirited, multimedia-driven shows a season across the greater Seattle metro area. If you like stuffy performances where audiences and musicians alike take themselves too seriously, don’t come. You’ll just be miserable and annoy everyone else.
An avid composer of music for choir and organ, his sacred music is published by Paraclete Press, Carus-Verlag Stuttgart, and CanticaNOVA. Mr. Lebedinsky is a former music critic for FANFARE Magazine and is currently editing the complete works of Italian nun composer Isabella Leonarda for Cor Donato Editions. When not at a keyboard instrument, he plays guitar and bouzouki with several Celtic traditional music bands including The Beggar Boys, who were featured in National Public Radio’s syndicated holiday special A Celtic Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea. Mr. Lebedinsky holds degrees from Bowdoin College and the Longy School of Music, where he earned a Master of Music in historical organ performance as a student of Peter Sykes. He currently serves as Organist and Choirmaster at Seattle’s historic Christ Episcopal Church. More information at www.henrylebedinsky.com