Lutenist Victor Coelho studied classical guitar at the New England Conservatory and USC and dedicated himself to the lute while a student at Berkeley and UCLA. He performs as a soloist and continuo player throughout N. America and Europe, including engagements at festivals and recitals at such venues as the Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, in addition to being much in demand for lectures, residencies, workshops, and masterclasses. He has worked with artists such as Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Ellen Hargis, David Douglass, Julianne Baird, and Alan Curtis, and performs regularly with Boston Baroque and his group "Il Furioso," which he co-directs with lutenist David Dolata, and with which he has made critically acclaimed recordings for Toccata Classics featuring music of Kapsberger and Castaldi. Il Furioso's albums can be found on iTunes.
He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Noah Greenberg Prize given by the American Musicological Society for his recording of the music for the 1608 Medici wedding (on the Stradivarius label), which he directed with Alan Curtis.
This album won a Prelude Classical Award in 2004 for best album in the category Baroque vocal: ensemble.
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