Christopher Morrongiello, a former Marshall Scholar, is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the University of Oxford where he recently received a doctorate in Music. In 1993 he was a prizewinner in the BBC Radio Two Young Musician of the Year Competition and in 1996 he was awarded a Marco Fodella Foundation Scholarship for studies in Milan. An expert on Elizabethan and Jacobean music, Christopher is currently preparing an edition of Daniel Bachelerís complete works for solo lute. His musical portrait of the Elizabethan muse and songstress Penelope Devereux, created for soprano Emily Van Evera (My Lady Rich, Avie 0045), has garnered much critical acclaim. Christopher is a member of the Venere Lute Quartet and directs the Bacheler Consort. He teaches lute in Long Island, New York.
Last updated 25 February AD 2006 - DFH