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date: 27 February 2020

North, Nigel locked

  • Stephen Haynes


(b London, June 5, 1954). English lutenist and guitarist. He attended the GSM from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1975, and the RCM from 1971 to 1974. He studied the classical guitar with John Williams and Carlos Bonell, the viol with Francis Baines and the lute with Michael Schäffer in Germany (1976). Since 1973 he has performed with many leading ensembles, including the Early Music Consort of London, the Academy of Ancient Music and the English Concert. His distinguished solo career began with a Bach recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1977, and Bach's music has remained central to his repertory; a series of solo Bach recordings made in the 1990s has been particularly influential. North is equally well known as an accompanist and continuo player, and his book Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute and Theorbo: a Comprehensive Guide for Performers (London, 1987...

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