Jory Vinikour, recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation, is heard throughout the world as harpsichordist, forte-pianist, and conductor on concert stages with leading orchestras, at the finest opera houses, and in festivals. After studying with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert in Paris, first prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public's attention, where he has remained ever since.
Twice nominated for GRAMMY® awards in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording, he has appeared on many widely acclaimed recordings, his repertoire ranging from Bach to Poulenc to Nyman. He is an active exponent of contemporary repertoire for the harpsichord, with works written for him by composers including Harold Meltzer, Frédéric Durieux, Stephen Blumberg, Patricia Morehead, and Graham Lynch.
Jory is also an active advocate for historically-informed performance practices and expanding access to world-class performances of Early Music. A Chicago native, he is founder and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Baroque concert series and a devoted member of Haymarket Opera Company.