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Paul Hillier

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Renowned for his exceptional talent and passion for music, Paul Hillier is a multifaceted artist who has made significant contributions to the world of music through his diverse range of expertise in singing, conducting, composing, and writing.

As the founding director of the Hilliard Ensemble, Hillier’s career began to take shape, and he went on to establish the Theatre of Voices. Over the years, he has taught at the University of California and directed the Early Music Institute at Indiana University from 1996 to 2003. Hillier has been the chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir from 2001 to 2007, Ars Nova Copenhagen from 2003 to 2023, Coro Casa da Música from 2008 to 2019, and the National Chamber Choir of Ireland since 2008.

Hillier’s almost 200 recordings have gained global recognition and won several awards, including Diapason d’Or, two GRAMMYs, and Danish P2 Prize. Many of his recordings have also been chosen as Editor’s Choice by leading international music magazines and selected as reference recordings in music anthologies.

Hillier’s books on music, published by Oxford University Press and Faber, are considered standard works in the field. His compositions are published by Edition·S.

His ability to interpret music from different eras and genres, combined with his dedication to discovering new and overlooked works, has made Paul Hillier one of the most respected conductors and musical figures of his generation. Paul Hillier is the recipient of the Honorary Award from the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation in 2023.

  • Line Tjørnhøj


  • Carl Nielsen, Niels W. Gade, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Vagn Holmboe, Line Tjørnhøj

    Crossing Borders

  • Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Scheidemann, Christian Geist, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Adam Reincken, Franz Tunder, Matthias Weckmann, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    IN DULCI JUBILO – Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and friends

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Green Ground

  • Dietrich Buxtehude, Christian Geist, Nicolaus Bruhns, Kaspar Förster, Franz Tunder

    Buxtehude and his Circle

  • Bent Sørensen


  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Mixed Company

  • Carl Nielsen, Friedrich Kuhlau, C.E.F. Weyse, J.P.E. Hartmann, Niels W. Gade, Thomas Laub, Peter Heise, Svend S. Schultz, Ib Nørholm

    The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs

  • Bent Sørensen, Johannes Ockeghem


  • Jack Body, Anne Boyd, Liu Sola, Lou Harrison, Ross Edwards

    A Bridge of Dreams

  • Heinrich Schütz

    The Complete Narrative Works

  • Heinrich Schütz


  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

  • Dietrich Buxtehude

    Scandinavian Cantatas

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie

  • Heinrich Schütz


  • Klaus Ib Jørgensen


  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Kronos plays Holmgreen

  • John Taverner

    Taverner & Tudor Music II

  • Terry Riley

    In C

  • John Taverner

    Taverner & Tudor Music I