Julian Behr - lute
First, Julian Behr studied classic guitar and lute with Prof. Dr Mario Sicca and Robert Marto at the Conservatory of Stuttgart. After postgraduate studies with Joachim Held at the Conservatory of Hamburg, Julian Behr studied early music and lute instruments with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. From 2007 to 2011 he taught lute at the Conservatory of Nuremberg. Since 2020, he has been holding a professorship for lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Both as solo artist and as continuo player he performs on festivals in most European countries and in South America, inter alia, with “Capricornus Consort Basel”, “Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin”, “Al Ayre Espagnol”, “Passions de L’Ame”, “B’Rock” and with altos Franz Vitzthum and Andreas Scholl, sopranos Maria Cristina Kiehr and Hana Blazikova and tenor David Munderloh.
Apart from his solo artistic and chamber work projects, he is involved in baroque opera productions. His occupation is documented on more than 50 CD recordings.
In this course you can work on the repertoire of lute and theorbo of the periods of renaissance and baroque. The course is intended for lutenists, students of lute and advanced beginners. Solo works can be played as well as basso continuo for lute and theorbo and lute songs. There will be the great opportunity to collaborate with the singer students from Emma Kirkby’s course.
Since I am also a lute maker, you can ask questions about the history of the instrument, construction and repair work of lutes.