TERRELL STONE

    Terrell Stone began his musical studies in the United States dedicating himself to the study of the lute since 1974. He studied lute in Boston with Robert Strizich and Catherine Liddel in 1976-77.  From 1978 to 1980 he studied lute as an internal student at the "Schola Cantorum Basiliensis" in Basel, Switzerland with Eugene Dombois and Hopkinson Smith and with Frank Eyler in Paris in 1981-82. In 1989 he earned his diploma in lute with highest marks at the Italian State Conservatory "F. E. Dall'Abaco" in Verona under the guidance of Orlando Cristoforetti and was awarded the premium for Outstanding Musician of 1989.

    For many years he has performed as a soloist and has participated in important music festivals in the North and South America and in East and West Europe. He is also very active as a chamber musicians realizing basso continuo on the lute, archlute and theorbo collaborating with ensembles such as Centro di Musica Antica in Padua, the Complesso Barocco Italiano, l'Accademia del Santo Spirito in Turin, l'Orchestra del Teatro "La Fenice" in Venice, l'Orchestra del Teatro Arena in Verona, l'Accademia Strumentale Italiana in Verona, "Il Ruggiero" in Bologna, Rara Musica in Brescia and numerous other groups.

    Stone has worked with directors and soloists such as Alan Curtis, Joshua Rifkin, Sergio Balestracci, Sterling Jones, Alan Hacker, Sergio Siminovich, Miles Morgan, Carlo Rebeschini, Pier Giorgio Righele, Bruno Moretti, Rene Clemencic performing in prestigious concert halls and theaters such as Teatro "La Fenice" in Venice, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, l'Opera Royal of the Royal Palace in Versailles, the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, the Jones Hall in Houston, the Chamber Music Hall at the Warsaw Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, the Museo Prado in Madrid, the Teatro Carcano in Milan, the Sala di Manto at the Ducal Palace in Mantua, the Salone dei Duecento at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Sala dei Giganti in Padua, the sala dei Carracci at the Museo Civico Medievale in Bologna, the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, the Palazzo Te in Mantua, the Spanish Hall at the Castle in Prague.

    Terrell Stone has recorded numerous compact discs for recording companies such as Arts, Tactus, Mondo Musica, Ares, Bongiovanni, Stradivarius, Rivo Alto and Dynamic. His solo CD of the sonatas of Brescianello for gallichone has received very favorable reviews. Stone recently recorded a 3 CD set of the music of S. L. Weiss for baroque lute contained in the Warsaw manuscript (RM 4137) released in March, 2000 by the recording company Mondo Musica. He has performed on public broadcasts for Radio Vaticano, for CBS and PBS in the United States, for National Radio e Television in Belgium, for Italian National Television and Radio (RAI) and for the National Polish Radio in Poland.

    In addition to his performance and recording activity, he has edited modern editions of music for lute with the publishing company Ut Orpheus. Stone has taught lute at the Italian State Conservatory "Santa Cecilia" in Rome, at the Italian State Conservatory in Bari and is presently professor of lute and head of the Early Music Department at the Italian State Conservatory in Vicenza. He has given courses, seminars and master classes in the US, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Mexico. He devised the computer program 'Tastar de Corde' for writing lute tablature and its' transcription to modern notation.