Christopher Morrongiello

Professor In Music History at Hofstra University

Location:
1000 FULTON AVENUE, Hempstead, New York, United States
Company:
Hofstra University
HQ Phone:
(516) 463-6600
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Last Updated 2/2/2017

General Information

Education

Royal College of Music

doctorate  - musicology , Mannes College of Music

doctorate  - musicology , University of Oxford

Affiliations

Member  - ALBA Consort

Member  - Venere Lute Quartet

Web References  

Meet The Artists - ALBACONSORT

Christopher Morrongiello
(lute, baroque guitar, vihuela) 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 awarded a Marco Fodella Foundation Scholarship for 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 music 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. 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. He is a member of the Venere Lute Quartet and directs the New York-based Bacheler Consort.

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http://www.sonnambula.org/html/showcase.php?psi=41

Christopher Morrongiello
Christopher Morrongiello 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 doctorate 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 music 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. His musical portrait of the Elizabethan muse and songstress Penelope Devereux, created for soprano Emily Van Evera (My Lady Rich, Avie Records 0045), has been described by Renaissance Magazine as “a presentation of unusual quality and beauty� and by the NY Times as “an inspired idea . . . a vivid and touching portrait.� 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.

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Friends of Music Presents The Bacheler Consort, August 21, 2016

Christopher Morrongiello, lutes, director
Photo of Christopher Morrongiello, lutes, director. Christopher Morrongiello (lutes, director), 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 music 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. 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. He is a member of the Venere Lute Quartet and ALBA Consort, and directs the Bacheler Consort and Hofstra Collegium Musicum. Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York made several, beautiful video recordings of his playing on a gut-strung, late 16th-century lute by Wendelin Tieffenbrucker, as well as on copies of lutes in their priceless musical instrument collection: www.metmuseum.org/blogs/of-note/2015/tieffenbrucker-lute.

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