Lutefest 2023 – Wednesday Schedule


Eduardo Egüez

Intabulation of Renaissance Madrigals.

The class will focus on an analysis of the tablatures for 6-course lute of the madrigals “Alcun non puo saper” by Vincenzo Ruffo intabulated by Antonio Paladino and “O felici occhi miei” by Jacques Arcadelt intabulated by Pierino Fiorentino.

10:00–11:40 (II)

John Griffiths

The Vihuela Today: Instruments, Repertoire and Performance Practice Today.

This will be a talk to bring up-to-date the things that I have written about in previous years such as my JLSA article “At court and at home…” and my chapter in Victor Coelho’s book on lute, vihuela and guitar performance. It will also include something of a guided tour of my online database


Eduardo Egüez


Masterclasses are open to performers and auditors. If you wish to apply to perform in this masterclass, please be sure to check the box on the first page of this form. You will need to send an audition video to the Festival Director. More information will provided after registration.


Sylvain Bergeron

Make the Lute Sing (Without a Singer!)

This class takes us to the core of contemporary thinking on the interpretation of renaissance lute music; from breathing to phrasing, and through articulation, expression and ornamentation. Each participant is encouraged to play and to bring some music and questions to be discussed in the class. Intabulations are especially welcome. All Lutes at 440!

3:20–5:00 (II)

Xavier Diaz-Latorre

Class title to be announced soon

Class description to be announced soon.


Bor Zuljan