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Lutenist Kevin Payne is active as a recitalist, accompanist, and continuo player. Recent ensemble work includes performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Tempesta di Mare, Harmonia Stellarum, A Golden Wire, and Lorelei Ensemble. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany. His playing has been broadcast on a number of nationally syndicated radio programs, including Sunday Baroque and Performance Today. Kevin is a graduate of the Peabody Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. When not performing, he enjoys cooking, reading, watching Star Trek (P’Tach!) and attempting to delay the inevitable (and often imminent) demise of the houseplants he shares with his wife, cellist Caroline Nicolas.