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Hailed as “among the first rank of US lutenists” (Lute Society of America), Mark Rimple has appeared with Trefoil, The Folger Consort, The Newberry Consort, Severall Friends, Piffaro, The King’s Noyse, Mélomanie, Pomerium, Tempesta di Mare, Network for New Music, Seven Times Salt, Cygnus Ensemble, and many other groups. His solo CD Tre Liuti features Italian lute music for three different instruments; a reviewer for Early Music America praised his “transparent” and “extraordinarily sensitive” playing. He appears on recordings with Trefoil, The Newberry Consort, Seven Times Salt, and Cygnus Ensemble. As a composer, he often writes for early instruments. His music has been featured by the 21st Century Consort, ChoralArts Philadelphia, counter)induction, Mélomanie, The ISCM Chamber Players, and Parnassus. Mark holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Music Theory, History and Composition at The Wells School of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.