Paul Beier, lute player

Paul Beier graduated from the Royal College of Music, London under Diana Poulton.

He has performed in Europe, North and South America and Australia as soloist, director of Galatea, member of various groups and as continuo player in orchestral and opera productions. His solo lute repertoire extends from the Italian Cinquecento to the music of Bach and Weiss. Founder and director of Galatea, he has also collaborated with Aglaia, Aurora, La Cetra, Ensemble Concerto, Nova Ars Cantandi, Pacific Baroque, La Risonanza, etc.

His  16 solo CDs, two of English lute songs with countertenor Michael Chance, and 5 as director of Galatea have been well received, earning recognition such as “Disque du Mois” of Répertoire, 5 Diapason, 5 stars of Goldberg, “La Scelta” of Amadeus, etc.

From 1981 to 2021 Mr. Beier taught lute, continuo and ensemble at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milano. He is a founding member of the Italian Lute Society, and is a consulting editor of the Lute Society of America Journal.

Click this link for a list of Paul Beier’s articles, reviews, interviews, booklets and translations.

Paul Beier is also the author of several computer programs for lute players. For more information click here.