Jimmy Mora

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Jimmy Mora started his studies in classical guitar with Ryuhei Kobayashi at the National Conservatory of Music in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and continued his studies in classical guitar in New York City with Daniel Wolff and Mark Delpriora. Eventually, Mr. Mora drew inspiration to learn the Renaissance lute with Patrick O’Brien and later basso continuo, baroque guitar, and 19th-century guitar.

In 2005, Mr. Mora received an Artists International Award for his New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. From 2017 to 2018, he studied baroque guitar with Xavier Díaz Latorre at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. From 2020 to 2023, he studied theorbo and basso continuo with Dr. Jason Priset. In 2019, Mr. Mora performed with The New York City Guitar Orchestra, directed by Jason Sagebiel, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Mora’s experience in performing early music has included opera productions at the Madison Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, and the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College. He has also performed with the Montclair Early Music directed by Dr. Jason Priset, and the New York Continuo Collective directed by Grant Herreid at the Boston Early Music Festival.

Today’s Pat’s legacy influenced many performers, as well as supporters of the early music in the United States and in many countries. My connection to the Lute Society of America (LSA) started with Pat, which later enabled me to meet performers of early music and through LuteFest as a work-study. Currently, Mr. Mora serves as a caretaker in the New York area for the LSA Lute Rental Program. Since 2023, Mr. Mora has served on the LSA Board of Directors.