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Emma-Lisa Roux discovered the Renaissance lute at the age of six with her first teacher, Claire Antonini, who also introduced her to singing. Her growing passion for Renaissance music led her to study the lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree with Hopkinson Smith in 2018, her Master’s degree with Peter Croton in early 2021, and her Master of Pedagogy in June 2022. She focuses on repertoire from the 15th to the 17th centuries, performing in Europe with ensembles such as Ensemble Phoenix Munich, Phaedrus, Per-Sonat, and the Casulana Lute Consort, as a lute player or a singing lutenist. Emma-Lisa also regularly performs alone on stage with her program “Singing to the lute” (Italian madrigals and French songs of the 16th century).

Photo: Foppe Schut