Daniel Swenberg

Daniel Swenberg plays a wide variety of lutes and guitars: baroque, Renaissance, and classical/romantic. Based in New York, Daniel schleps instruments throughout North America and Europe to play with a wide range of ensembles: ARTEK, REBEL, The Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction,  Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, The New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Catacoustic Ensemble, Handel & Hayden, The Green Mountain Project, Tenet, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, Music of the Baroque, Staatstheatre Stuttgart, and the Orchestra of St Luke’s. He has accompanied Renee Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He is on faculty at The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and at the University of Northern Texas (Denton).  Daniel received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a master’s degree in Historical Performance (lute). Prior to this life’s incarnation as a lutenist, he studied classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and musicology at Washington University (St. Louis). His programming integrates and emphasizes music with the history, sciences, economics, politics, and broader culture of its time.