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Eric Thomas

Lute, Theorbo

Eric Thomas is a lutenist based in Edinburgh, and plays with leading ensembles including the Dunedin Consort, Concerto Caledonia, RSNO, New Trinity Baroque, and Dowland Works with Dame Emma Kirkby. He studied jointly at The University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatiore of Scotland, under the supervision of John Butt and receiving lute tuition from Jamie Akers. Eric continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studying lute and theorbo with Fred Jacobs, and also attended the Urbino Early Music Festival to study with Paul O’Dette and Dartington International Summer School for lessons with David Miller. Eric is currently a Phd candidate at the University of Huddersfield, under the supervision of Elizabeth Kenny and Laurie Stras, researching the role of improvisation in early 16th century Italian lute music.