Victor Coelho, archlute, theorbo, and tiorbino, is Professor of Musicology at Boston University and has performed throughout North America and Europe with such musicians as Ellen Hargis and David Douglass, Alan Curtis, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Boston Baroque, and many other artists and groups. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Noah Greenberg Prize given by the American Musicological Society for his recording (with Alan Curtis) of the music of the 1608 Medici wedding (on the Stradivarius label), which also won a Prelude Classical Award for the best Baroque ensemble recording for 2004. His books include Music and Science in the Age of Galileo (Kluwer), The Manuscript Sources of 17th-Century Italian Lute Music (Garland), Performance on Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela (Cambridge), and The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar. For more information navigate to http://people.bu.edu/blues/.
David Dolata, theorbo and tiorbino, is Professor of Musicology at the Florida International University School of Music in Miami. Referred to as a “gentleman de la Renaissance” for his activities as a scholar and performer by the Bulletin de la Société Française de Luth, his work on Castaldi is appears in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, Early Music, and Acta Musiologica. He has also published several other articles on historical tunings and temperaments on the lute, in addition to book and recording reviews for Notes and Early Music America. His latest book is Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols with Indiana University Press. As lutenist and theorbist David Dolata has appeared at such venues as the Glimmerglass Opera in New York, the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, the Boston Early Music Festival, Spoleto Festival’s Early Music Series, and on recordings for NPR, BBC, Nannerl, and Koch International. For further information visit http://faculty.fiu.edu/~dolatad/.
Tenor Gian Paolo Fagotto has been pronounced “one of the glories of Italian baroque singing” (Repertoire, Paris). He has sung in major theatres and concert halls such as the Fenice in Venice, the Opéra Garnier and Theatre of Champs Elysées in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and many other venues in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, and has appeared in numerous television and radio programmes in various European countries. His numerous recordings include collaborations with leading early music specialists such as Alan Curtis, René Jacobs, Jordi Savall, Frans Bruggen, René Clemencic, and others. As the leader of the vocal ensemble “Il Terzo Suono” he has recorded Lamentazioni e Miserere (Tactus) and Three Hours of Agony of our Lord Jesus Christ (Arts) by Giuseppe Giordani, and Primo Libro delle Canzonette – Intrade a Cinque Voci by Alessandro Orologio, Il Secondo Libro dei Madrigali a Cinque Voci con i Passaggi by Girolamo Dalla Casa, and War and Faith by Giorgio Mainerio (all three with Arts). Gian Paolo Fagotto is the artistic director of the Istituto Laboratorio di Musica Antica in Clauzetto, Italy, sponsored by the Provincia di Pordenone and Associazione Antiqua.