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Christopher Morrongiello

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Phone: (925) ***-****  HQ Phone
Venere Lute Quartet
P.O. Box 6499
Concord, California 94524
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Bacheler Consort

Education

  • Royal College of Music
  • Ph.D. , musicology
    University of Oxford
  • Ph.D. , musicology
    Mannes College of Music
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Web References
Venere Lute Quartet: Bios
www.venerelutequartet.com, 11 May 2012 [cached]
From left: Douglas Freundlich, Christopher Morrongiello
Weekend Santa Cruz » 5 questions with lutenist Christopher Morrongiello
weekendsantacruz.com, 3 Aug 2009 [cached]
5 questions with lutenist Christopher Morrongiello Weekend Santa Cruz > 5 questions with lutenist Christopher Morrongiello
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lutenist Christopher Morrongiello
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Christopher Morrongiello plays lute compositions by the Galilei family Saturday, August 8, at Lick Observatory. (Photo by Sarah Rosenbaum)
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Christopher Morrongiello plays lute compositions by the Galilei family Saturday, August 8, at Lick Observatory. (Photo by Sarah Rosenbaum)
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It could be said that Christopher Morrongiello plays retro music, if you consider the 16th and 17th century retro. Morrongiello, who performs at Music of the Spheres on Saturday, August 9, is an expert at the lute, a delicate stringed instrument often associated with the Renaissance.
His concert at the Lick Observatory celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first telescope demonstration. Morrongiello will play works by the Galilei family and their musical contemporaries. Many people may not know that the father of modern astronomy was a talented lutenist.
Director of the Bacheler Consort and a member of the Venere Lute Quartet, Morrongiello teaches at Hofstra University. He took time out from his busy summer to answer a few questions for Weekend Santa Cruz via email.
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Christopher Morrongiello plays lute as part of Music of the Spheres.
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Chris Morrongiello is simply the most sensitive, thoughtful player to grace the instrument. His attention to detail such as his use of Gut strings and proper 16th century performance practices makes him a unique player on the scene.
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lutenist Christopher Morrongiello
Christopher Morrongiello, ...
flyingforms.yolasite.com, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
Christopher Morrongiello, Lute
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Christopher Morrongiello, Lute
Lutenist Christopher Morrongiello, a former British Marshall Scholar, is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the University of Oxford, where he earned a Ph.D. in musicology. As a recitalist, Christopher has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States. In 1993 he was a prizewinner in the BBC Radio Two Young Musician of the Year Competition and in 1996 was awarded a Marco Fodella Foundation Scholarship for studies and research in Milan, Italy. In 2006, the Lute Society of America conferred upon him its first Patrick O'Brien LSA Seminar Lectureship.
Heralded as an innovative musical director and creator of large-scale dramatic works, Christopher has a gift for bringing music of the Renaissance and Baroque to life in its literary and social context.
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Christopher is a professor in music history at Hofstra University and teaches lute and related historical plucked instruments in his private studio in Long Island, New York.
Venere Lute Quartet: Contact Information
www.venerelutequartet.com, 11 May 2012 [cached]
From left: Douglas Freundlich, Christopher Morrongiello,
Long Island Community Events Calendar Nassau Suffolk Hamptons New York
www.longislandbrowser.com, 1 Mar 2010 [cached]
Last year, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astronomical achievements, the Lick Observatory invited renown lutenist Christopher Morrongiello to appear in concert and perform the works of the Galilei family and their musical contemporaries; Custer is pleased to follow in the Lick's footsteps and host another such performance. Christopher Morrongiello is Director of the Bacheler Consort, a member of the Venere Lute Quartet, and teaches at Hofstra University. Suggested donation: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members, $8 Full-Time Students.
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