Conductor | Worldwide

Current Positions

  • Boston Baroque – Founder and Artistic Director
  • Boston University – Professor in Historical Performance Department of the School of Music


Current Activities

  • Boston Baroque - Handel's Messiah
  • Boston Baroque - Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
  • Boston Baroque - Mozart's The Magic Flute


Recent Activities

  • Boston Baroque – Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 
  • BostonBaroque - Rameau’s Guirlande
  • Boston Baroque – Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
  • Boston Baroque New Direction Monologues – Pearlman’s Finnegan’s Wake (world premiere)
  • Washington Opera – Handel’s Semele
  • National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa)Monteverdi’s Vespers
  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Utah Opera
  • Opera Columbus
  • Boston Lyric Opera
  • San Antonio Symphony
  • The New World Symphony
  • Omaha Symphony
  • Alabama Symphony



Founder and Artistic Director of Boston Baroque, the first Baroque orchestra established in North America (1973).  Boston Baroque is comprised of some of the finest period instrument musicians and professional chorus in the United States as well as world-class instrumental and vocal soloists from around the globe.



Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque have earned four Grammy nominations:

  • Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (2016)
  • Bach's Mass in B Minor (2000)
  • Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (1998)
  • Handel's Messiah (1992)

Pearlman has recorded more than 20 recordings with Boston Baroque for Telarc International.  Pearlman and Boston Baroque are the first U.S. orchestra to record with the U.K. audiophile label, Linn Records.



  • Finnegan's Wake: an Operoar! (opera)
  • The Creation According to Orpheus (solo piano, harp, percussion and string orchestra)
  • Music for three plays of Samuel Beckett


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