Timothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US, specializing in works of the Italian and German baroque. His nine CD recordings include two with world-renowned early music specialist Jennifer Lane (Lagrime mie and Divoti Affetti, the latter also including soprano Tamara Matthews and New York Baroque, directed by Eric Milnes). Lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp from 1990-96, he is currently on the faculties of the Portland Conservatory of Music and Colby College, where he directed the Collegium Musicum during the 2015-16 academic year. He holds a soloist’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (where he studied under Toyohiko Satoh), and a PhD from Duke University. His doctoral research into lute practice in 18th-century Electoral Saxony at Dresden’s Sächsische Landesbibliothek was generously assisted by a Fulbright fellowship. His latest CD includes his transcription for baroque lute of the Bach Ciaccona for solo violin. He has performed the lute part to the St John’s Passion with several orchestras here and abroad.
Mr Burris founded the Portland Conservatory’s Early Music Festival in 2011, which he will direct for the sixth time on October 27-29 2017.