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Hailed by The Miami Herald for his “superb continuo… brilliantly improvised and ornamented,” Henry Lebedinsky performs on historical keyboards across the United States and the United Kingdom, both as a soloist and with Pacific MusicWorks, The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. 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 San Francisco-based Agave Baroque, with which he has released two albums featuring countertenor Reginald L. Mobley on the VGo Recordings label. With Mr. Mobley, he has brought a unique program of 200 years of music by Black composers to audiences across the USA, in Europe, and in 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 co-Artistic Director of Seattle's Pacific MusicWorks and the founder and director of PMW's Underground concert series, 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, Underground offers over 40 boozy, high-spirited, multimedia-driven shows a season across the greater Seattle metro area. If you like stiff, stuffy performances, don’t come. You'll just 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 in demand as an editor of historical music editions. He also blogs about single malt whisky at www.Scotchology.com. When not at a keyboard instrument, he plays guitar and bouzouki with the Celtic traditional music bands Earl’s Chair and 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. A church musician for the past 25 years, he currently serves as Organist and Choirmaster at Seattle’s historic Christ Episcopal Church.