I'm very pleased to announce that, along with my recording partner Joachim Enders, I have been awarded the 2019 Noah Greenberg Award "for an outstanding contribution to historical performance practices" by the American Musicological Society. This award is project-bound, and is specifically given for my CD recording (release at some point in 2020) of the ornamented songs and arias of the last operatic castrato, Giovanni Battista Velluti (1780-1861).
Please follow this link to the master coursefor lute and voice in Schwäbisch Gmünd every summer. It is open to singers, lutenists, theorbists, and continuo groups; not only students and professionals, but also serious amateurs are welcome.
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If you are attempting to reach my ensemble, Lux et Umbrae, please follow this link. www.luxetumbrae.org. Next year we are planning, as our first full-length dramatic work, Pietro Torri's dramatic oratorio Abramo, first performed in Munich in 1731. Here is a recording of a recent performance of the duet "Pur ti miro" from Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with guest soprano Annette Fischer.
Here is a clip of a live performance at Boston University's Marsh Chapel on February 28, 2014 with Victor Coelho playing lute.
There are also a number of other performances which I hope you take the time to experience, especially a performance of 'Lascia ch'io pianga' from Handel's Rinaldo at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Concerto d'Amsterdam and Elizabeth Wallfisch.