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Sayce, Lynda - lute, theorbo, early guitars.

Style of ensemble Instrumental, Soloist

Biography

Historical period: 1400-present

One of Britain's leading lutenists with over 100 recordings to her name, Lynda Sayce performs regularly as soloist and continuo player with leading period instrument ensembles worldwide, and is principal lutenist with The King's Consort and Ex Cathedra. She directs the lute ensemble Chordophony, whose repertory and instrumentarium is based exclusively on her research. Equally at home working with modern instruments,Lynda has performed with many leading orchestras and opera companies including English and Welsh National Operas, Opera North, and the CBSO. She was chosen by Sir Simon Rattle to play lute continuo for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's recent epic staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion, performed in Europe and the US. Her discography ranges from some of the earliest surviving lute music to the jazz theorbo part in Harvey Brough's 'Requiem in Blue'.Lynda holds a Ph.D for her research on the history of the theorbo, and has written for Early Music, the New Grove Dictionary of Music, and the art journal Apollo. She contributed texts on plucked instruments to the new musical instrument catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and has lectured at several institutions, including Columbia University and the University of Oxford.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Lynda Sayce

Postal address
51 Hawthorn Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7HS

Telephone Number
07976 944910

Fax Number
01536 514108

Email address
lyndasayce@gmail.com

Website address
www.theorbo.com