Date: Sat 20 Aug
Name: Matthew Nisbet
Style: Renaissance and baroque lutes and guitars
Lutenist, theorbo player and baroque guitarist Matthew Nisbet studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and also at Manchester University. It was while he was there that he became interested in historical plucked string instruments and where he researched a manuscript of seventeenth-century lute music known as the Tabley House Lute Book.
Matthew spent several years as an instructor in music history at Indiana University whilst studying with the celebrated lute player Nigel North. He has performed with a variety of well-known period instrument groups, such as The King’s Consort, Ex Cathedra, His Majesty’s Sackbutts and Cornetts, Instruments of Time and Truth, and the Dunedin Consort. He is also a member of Chordophony, a quartet of some of Britain’s finest lute players led by Lynda Sayce.