Nigel North performsand teaches in festivals in England and Germany, releases two CDs

Professor of Lute Nigel North has been busy this fall!

In October, he was in England to participate in the North East Guitar Festival, performing a solo recital of works by Weiss and Bach. While there, he was interviewed by BBC Radio 3 and performed a mini concert for the magazine program “In Tune.”

Also in October, he performed a solo recital at the London Guitar Festival and taught a master class at Kings Place, London.

North continues to be prolific with his much sought-after recordings.  In October, he recorded his third CD (for the BGS label) of music for lute by S. L. Weiss.  The second CD, “Cantabile”, was released in October as well (BGS 120).

In November he participated in the symposium “Die Kompositionen für Laute von Johann sebastian Bach” at the Hochschule für Kunste (HFK) in Bremen, Germany, giving a paper titled “What was a real lute style in 18th Century German?” and teaching a master class for lute students.

Following his Bremen activity, he was at Berlin’s Hans Eisler Hochschule fur Musik, giving a three-day master class series on the solo works of Bach for violin, cello, and lute. He taught 24 students from the string department, working on Bach and performance practice in these solo works.

During this time, one other recording was released: “Au Joly Bois: Music from 1500 – 1700 for Renaissance and Early Baroque Flute and Lute,” on the Ramee label (RAM 1201), with Kate Clark, flutes; and Nigel North, lute & theorbo.

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