04 July 2010

David Parsons - lute

David Parsons studied the lute at the Royal College of Music as a pupil of Diana Poulton. Following a successful Wigmore Hall debut in 1981 he has toured widely in Europe, Scandanavia and the United States.

He has broadcast in London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Munich and presented a recital of lute music for Spanish television. He has recorded as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player working with ensembles including the Consorte of Musicke (with Emma Kirkby), the Musicians of the Globe, Glynbourne Opera and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to solo and trio concerts, David offers engaging recitals of English lute songs with the tenor Paul Robinson. Their programmes include songs and lute music by Dowland, Rosseter, Purcell and Blow.