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John Eliot Gardiner

Grey-haired man holding conductor's baton in both hands
Gardiner in rehearsal, 2007
Born 20 April 1943 (1943-04-20) (age 78)
Fontmell Magna, Dorset, UK
Occupation Conductor of classical music
Years active 1964–present

Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born 20 April 1943) is an English conductor, particularly known for his performances of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and of other 17th and 18th-century music.

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