Scott Metcalf is a specialist in music between 1400 and 1750,
whose career as a violinist and conductor has taken him all over North America and Europe.
He directs the vocal ensemble Blue Heron, directed the Renaissance choir Convivium Musicum
from 1996 through 2007, and has appeared as a guest conductor in works by Handel, Bach and
Monteverdi in venues ranging from New England to the Pacific Northwest.
Metcalf is concertmaster of the Trinity Consort in Portland, Oregon (dir: Eric Milnes),
a member of Les Delices (dir: Debra Nagy), based in Cleveland, and an active participant
in Montreal's early music scene, working with Montreal Baroque, Arion, Les Boreades,
Masques, Les Voix Humaines, and other groups.
Metcalf was a founding member of the 17th-century ensemble La Luna and of the Renaissance violin band The King's Noyse; he played regularly with Toronto's Tafelmusik from 1987 through 1998 and in every Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra from 1989 through 2003. In recent years he has also taken up the medieval fiddle. Besides playing and directing, Metcalf keeps busy writing, teaching, translating and editing. He is preparing a new complete edition of the songs of Binchois in collaboration with Sean Gallagher of Harvard University, and he is a lecturer in choral repertoire and performance practice at Boston University. Metcalfe received a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Brown University, where he majored in biology, and in 2005 completed a master's degree in historical performance practice at Harvard.