Jakob Lindberg read music at Stockholm University before going to London to study at the Royal College of Music. There he developed a passion for the lute repertoire, studying with Diana Poulton and also working on figured bass realisations with Hubert Dawkes.

Jakob is now an established solo performer. He has made numerous recordings for BIS, many of which are pioneering in that they present a wide range of music on CD for the first time. He has brought Scottish lute music to public attention, demonstrated the beauty of the Italian repertoire for chitarrone and recorded chamber music by Vivaldi, Haydn and Boccherini on period instruments. He is the first lutenist to have recorded the complete solo lute music by John Dowland and his recording of Bach's music for solo lute is considered to be one of the most important readings of these works. Most recently released are:

Sonatas of Weiss 2
Orpheus in England, lute solos and songs by Dowland and Purcell with Emma Kirkby.
Italian Virtuosi of the Chitarrone.

An active continuo player on the theorbo and arch lute, Jakob has worked with many well-known English ensembles. He is also in demand as an accompanist and has given recitals with Emma Kirkby, Ann Sofie von Otter, Nigel Rogers and Ian Partridge.

In addition to his busy life as a performer, Jakob Lindberg teaches at the Royal College of Music in London where he succeeded Diana Poulton as professor of lute in 1979.


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