Adjunct Professor of Lute
Department(s)Instrumental Studies, Early Music
Daniel Swenberg specializes in historical plucked strings: Renaissance and Baroque lutes, theorbos, and Baroque and 19th-century guitars, and Baroque mandolino. He has performed regularly throughout North America with many leading ensembles and artists, including ARTEK, REBEL, the Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction, Ensemble Viscera, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, Catacoustic Ensemble, the Four Nations Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Green Mountain Project, TENET, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, Lizzy & the Theorboys, Music of the Baroque, the Aspen Music Festival and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and in recital with Renée Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He 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).