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Spektrix Ref 1: LKCB22


Saturday 26 February | 7.45pm

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £18 


Elizabeth Kenny, lute


Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Sonata no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, transcribed by Elizabeth Kenny

Silvius Leopold Weiss - Suite in G major

Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, transcribed by Elizabeth Kenny


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, and 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. In 2011 she was nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards for best instrumentalist, and became an artistic advisor to the York Early Music Festival.  Her own ensemble Theatre of the Ayre’s most recent release (Linn), The Masque of Moments, converted surprising numbers of critics to the little-known glories of the English Masque.  She has a growing commitment to new repertoire for her instruments, and has recorded theorbo works by James MacMillan, Benjamin Oliver, and Nico Muhly on her most recent solo CD, Ars Longa (Linn), described as a “triumph” and named as the Instrumental Choice by BBC Music Magazine.


Elizabeth is Dean of Students and Professor of Lute at the Royal Academy of Music.


'…the peerless lutenist Elizabeth Kenny'

The Guardian