Lucas Harris, lute

Lucas Harris discovered the lute during his undergraduate studies at Pomona College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then studied early music in Italy at the Civica scuola di musica di Milano and then in Germany at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. He moved to Toronto in 2004 and became the regular lutenist for the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. He plays with many other ensembles in Canada and the US, including the Newberry Consort (Chicago), the Helicon Foundation (New York), and the Smithsonian Chamber Players (Washington, D.C.). He is on faculty at the Tafelmusik Summer and Winter Baroque Institutes, Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute, and VEMF’s Baroque Vocal Programme. In 2014 Lucas completed graduate studies in choral conducting and was chosen as the Artistic Director of the Toronto Chamber Choir. He has also directed projects for Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Ohio State University Opera Program, Les voix baroques, and The Toronto Consort.