Intabulatura de Lauto: Venetian lute music at the turn of the 16th century


Taking place in Ikon’s exhibition, Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky, Elizabeth Pallett and Samuel Rodgers present a new programme of Renaissance lute music, comprising some of the earliest surviving lute repertoire alongside their own arrangements of late 15th and early 16th century European polyphony.

Elizabeth Pallett studied at Birmingham Conservatoire and went on to complete a postgraduate course in Early Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. At the Guildhall, she primarily studied with world-renowned lutenist Nigel North in both solo repertoire and continuo. She has worked with early music ensembles, including the New London Consort, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Florilegium, Gabrieli Consort and Players and Ex Cathedra, performing at major concert venues in the UK and touring extensively abroad in Europe, Israel, Singapore, Beijing, Mexico and Japan. Pallett has recently developed two YouTube channels: luteweb (an online resource for lute music and tutorials), and Amarylli (her lute song duo with Hannah Grove). She is Visiting Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Samuel Rodgers is a musician and audio engineer with a background in experimental music and a passion for early music. He studied Music Composition at Dartington College of Arts where he went on to achieve a Masters with Distinction in Time-Based Art Practices. Rodgers has performed across the UK and in Europe and has released albums with labels in the UK, Europe and US. From 2010-20 he co-directed the Consumer Waste record label whose catalogue encompasses improvisation, contemporary composition, field recording and media art. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the Renaissance lute, focusing primarily on the early Italian repertoire and late 15th and early 16th century European polyphony. Rodgers studies Renaissance lute with Elizabeth Pallett.

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1. Michael Daley, El G. 2. Samuel Rodgers 3. Elizabeth Pallett


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