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Kenny, Elizabeth - lute and early plucked instrume
Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental, Soloist

Biography

Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe's leading lute players. Her playing has been described as "incandescent" (Music and Vision), "radical" (The Independent on Sunday) and "indecently beautiful" (Toronto Post). She has an extensive discography of collaborations with chamber ensembles across Europe and the USA. Her own repertoire interests have led to critically acclaimed recordings of solo music from the ML Lute Book, and songs by Lawes, Purcell and Dowland, as well as to founding Theatre of the Ayre, whose various touring projects have sealed a reputation for their innovative and improvisatory approach to seventeenth century music. Venus and Adonis appears on the Wigmore Live label: The Masque of Moments is due for release on Linn Records in 2017. Theatre of the Ayre were judges for the National Centre for Early Music's 2016 Young Composers' Award, premiering winning entries as part of BBC Radio3's 70th anniversary celebrations.

Elizabeth taught for two years at the Hochschule der K√ľnste, Berlin, is Professor of Musical Performance at Southampton University and Professor of Lute at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Main contact name
Liz Kenny

Postal address
89 Brown Street, Salisbury, SP1 2BA

Telephone Number
07958 531 953

Email address
erk@soton.ac.uk

Website address
www.elizabethkenny.co.uk