SOLMUND NYSTABAKK
Lute

SOLMUND NYSTABAKK

With a repertoire that spans from the early renaissance through to contemporary music and free improvisation, Norwegian lute and guitar player Solmund Nystabakkis known for his versatility and uncompromising musicianship. In recent years his main focus has been on solo music for lute and theorbo, as well as on the vocal repertoire of the renaissance and early baroque. Solmund is a member of NeoN (New Ensemble of Norway), Rank Ensemble (FI), the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and the Belgian baroque ensemble Scherzi Musicali, and has worked with conductors like Hannu Lintu, Nicholas Kraemer and Fabio Biondi. In 2011 he co-founded the duo White Sparrow with Canadian mezzo-soprano Debi Wong, a collaboration that has quickly won international acclaim. Solmund currently teaches at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has also composed music for several plays. 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.