ARTISTS / WILLIAM CARTER – LUTE

William Carter - Bach, Weiss, de Launay

June 4, 2022 – 12.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Sala dei Fiumi

William Carter - Bach, Weiss, de Launay

4 June 2022 – 4.30 pm
Palazzo Agnelli Sessi

Born in Florida, William Carter studied classical guitar with Bruce Holzman at Florida State University before falling in love with the first plucked instruments and the world of historical performance. Following Pat O’Brien’s initial guidance in New York City, he travels to London as Scholar Fulbright where he studies lute with Nigel North and quickly establishes himself as one of the best players on period instruments.
This was followed by concert tours and festival appearances throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, both as an orchestral and chamber musician, and soloist with his group, The Palladian Ensemble.
Carter has an extensive discography (including ten albums with The Palladian Ensemble) and has appeared on numerous recordings of the Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert, of which he is the lead lutenist.
He made a number of recordings with the Baroque guitar.
He has twice received Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” award for “La Guitarra Española: The Music of Santiago de Murcia” and “Fernando Sor: Early Works”. His most recent recording, “Le Calme: Fernando Sor Late Works”, was awarded an Opus d’Or and also tops Gramophone’s “Critics’ Choice” list.
He is Professor of Baroque Studies and Lute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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