Rukavina, Phillip

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Instruments Played
Lute, Theorbo

Current Performance Ensembles
Venere Lute Quartet

Personal Summary / Bio

Phillip Rukavina has performed widely as a lute and vihuela soloist, ensemble performer, and as a continuo lutenist. He studied lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Academie Musical in Villecroze, France and in Basel, Switzerland. He directed the Lute Society of America's summer program at the Amherst Early Music Festival in 2005 and 2007. He regularly teaches on the faculty of the Lute Society of America's Seminars at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and directed the event in 2008. He has released two solo recordings on the Studio395 label, including Fiori Italiani and Ala spagnola. Phillip appears on Sweet Division (2003), and Palestrina's Lute (2007), two critically acclaimed compact discs featuring the Venere Lute Quartet released by the Lute Society of America. Phillip has been a frequent guest instrumentalist with the Rose Ensemble and appears on their CD release, Celebremos el Niño (2006) and Glory Shone Around (2008). Phillip regularly has performed with instrumental ensembles, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ars Antiqua, and the New World Symphony.



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Contact Information


395 S. Pascal Street
St. Paul, MN, MN
United States
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