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8c Renaissance lutes
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PETER CROTON

The Flatt Paven, by John Johnson (1594)

13c Baroque lutes

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Braedon Hofmann, lutenist

Prior to graduate studies on lute at Jacob’s School of Music under Nigel North, he received scholarships, awards, and participated in early music festivals such as The Rislov Foundation award, Early Music America’s “Young Performers Festival” and a scholarship to The Lute Society of America’s “Summer Festival”.

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Taylor di Clemente, lutenist

In 2018 Taylor earned a Master of Music degree in Historical Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, wherein he studied Renaissance lute, theorbo, archlute, and baroque guitar with Nigel North.

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Anna Wiktoria Swoboda, lutenist

Anna Wiktoria Swoboda graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland) and from Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Germany) with prof. Rolf Lislevand. Her special interests are solo repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries for baroque lute.”

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Hopkinson Smith, lutenist

With his recitals and series of over 20 solo recordings, he continues to rediscover and bring to life works that are among the most expressive and intimate in the entire domain of early music.

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About us
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Le Luth Doré® is a company dedicated to honoring and preserving the musical legacy of European early plucked instruments such as lutes, mandolins and early guitars.

Who we are?

  • Mission Statement
    • Le Luth Doré® provides musical instruments, sheet music and music education programs worldwide not only to the music departments of schools and colleges, but also to any person with the desire to learn and play.
  • Vision Statement
    • We understand the impact music has on the lives of people of all ages and the tremendous gift it brings to participants and listeners. The lute sound is quiet, intimate and meditative ; it touches the soul of the listener in a magical way. LLD® will offer all people of whatever age and whatever background the opportunity to experience this world of music.
  • The Lute Revival
    • In modern times, the lute began to enjoy a revival with the awakening of interest in historical performance that began around 1900 and continues to this day with increasing strength. With the general revival of interest in early music, the lute continues to find new players and listeners.

Our History

Miguel Serdoura, Portuguese-born and Paris-based, leads a group of visionary founders of Le Luth Doré®, the breakthrough non-governmental, early music preservation, appreciation, and performance organization. "We are the first worldwide initiative dedicated exclusively to honoring, preserving, and promoting the musical legacy of European early plucked instruments," he explains, noting that those instruments include early guitars and mandolins in addition to the lutes.

PETER CROTON

Toccata XXIV, by A. Piccinini (1566-ca.1638)

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