Artist Bio

Christopher H. Gibbs, Encounter leader

Encounter Leader Christopher H. Gibbs is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College, Coartistic Director of the Bard Music Festival, and Executive Editor of the Musical Quarterly. He edited The Cambridge Companion to Schubert, coedited Franz Liszt and His World and Franz Schubert and His World, and is the author of The Life of Schubert. He is the coauthor, with Richard Taruskin, of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition. Since 2000, he has written the program notes for the Philadelphia Orchestra.