Stephen Stubbs, who won the 2015 Grammy Award as conductor for Best Opera Recording, is one of the world's most respected lutenists, conductors, and baroque opera specialists.

After a 30-year career in Europe, he returned to his native Seattle, where he established his new production company, Pacific MusicWorks, in 2007. He is the Boston Early Music Festival’s permanent artistic co-director, recordings of which have been nominated for five Grammy awards. In 2015, BEMF recordings won two Echo Klassik awards and the Diapason d’Or de l’Année.

In addition to his ongoing commitments to PMW and BEMF, other recent appearances have included Handels’ Giulio Cesare and Gluck’s Orfeo in Bilbao, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute in Hawaii and Handel’s Agrippina and Semele for Opera Omaha. He has conducted Handel’s Messiah with the Seattle, Edmonton and Birmingham Symphony orchestras.

His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist includes well over 100 CDs, which can be viewed at, many of which have received international acclaim and awards.

In 2013, he was appointed Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music.