Lute and Theorbo
Instrument: Klaus Jacobsen, London, England, 2001.
John Lenti has performed on lute and theorbo across the United States and abroad and his performances have been broadcast on Performance Today and Harmonia. His playing has been cited as “a joy to behold” (Seattle Times) and praised for its “nuanced beauty and character” (Gramophone). His recording credits include And I remain…, an album of lute songs and lute solos with soprano Linda Tsatsanis, The Courtesan’s Arts for Oxford University Press, and The Amorous Lyre with La Monica. John plays continuo for the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and is a founding member of the ensembles Plaine & Easie and the I-90 Collective, besides maintaining a busy freelance career performing frequently on both coasts. He studied lute with Nigel North, Jacob Heringman, and Elizabeth Kenny and holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts and Indiana University.