John Lenti, lute/theorbo

John Lenti appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician on theorbo, lute, archlute, and baroque guitar across the United States and abroad, and his performances have been broadcast on “Performance Today” and “Harmonia.” His playing has been described as “a joy to behold” (Seattle Times) and praised for its “nuanced beauty and character” (Gramophone). His recording credits include Division with Ostraka, And I remain... with soprano Linda Tsatsanis, and The Amorous Lyre with La Monica, plus releases with Seattle Baroque and Portland Baroque Orchestra. His baroque quartet, the Wayward Sisters (long story behind the name) was recently awarded the Early Music America/Naxos recording prize and will shortly begin work on an album of Matthew Locke's chamber music. John has also played with American Bach Soloists, Bach Collegium San Diego, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Haymarket Opera, Magnificat, Magnolia Baroque Festival, Mercury Baroque, the New World Symphony, Opera Omnia, Portland Opera, Seattle Opera, and Seraphic Fire, and was a founding member of the award-winning renaissance band Plaine & Easie. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Indiana University, and he studied lute with Jacob Heringman, Elizabeth Kenny, and Nigel North.

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