GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance—into today’s musical mainstream. Since taking up the lute in 1978, Ronn has made his mark in music as the founder of Ayreheart, a founding member of the Baltimore Consort, touring in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany and Austria, and as a guest artist with Apollo’s Fire, The Bach Sinfonia, The Catacoustic Consort, The Folger Consort, Houston Grand Opera, and many others.
Few instrumentalists establish themselves with such firm authority as Paul O'Dette has on the lute. In fact, one writer described him as "the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument.” In 1976, he became director of early music at the Eastman School of Music and has appeared on over 100 recordings, some with such prestigious company as Christopher Hogwood, Jordi Savall, Trevor Pinnock, and Gustav Leonhardt.
“The two proved a beautiful match, seamless in their exchanges and well balanced.” ~ The New York Times