Victor Coelho, Professor of Music at Boston University and Director of the Center for Early Music Studies, is a performer and musicologist specializing in the Renaissance as well as popular music. A graduate of Berkeley and UCLA, he has performed as lutenist throughout N. America and Europe, and he is co-director of the group Il Furioso, which specializes in virtuoso music of the early seventeenth century and has released recordings devoted to the music of Kapsberger and Castaldi on the Toccata Classics label. In 2000, his reconstruction of the music for the Medici wedding of 1608 received the Noah Greenberg Award given by the American Musicological Society for outstanding contributions to the performance of early music, resulting in a recording (with Alan Curtis) on the Stradivarius label that won a Prelude Classical Award in 2004 for best ensemble recording. His books include Music and Science in the Age of Galileo (Kluwer), The Manuscript Sources of 17th-Century Italian Lute Music (Garland), Performance on Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela (Cambridge), The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar, and Instrumentalists and Renaissance Culture (with Keith Polk) forthcoming from Cambridge.


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