Thomas Dunford was once called the teenage rock star of the lute; he's 30 here, but he's still making albums that cross the usual boundaries of lute music. There's nothing so outwardly unusual about this one. Bach himself transcribed his own and others' music in various ways, and set the precedent for arranging other music for the lute with the version of the Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011, heard here. The lute version moves to the key of G minor, and the work has its own catalog number, BWV 995.
Thomas Dunford’ first solo CD Lachrimae recorded for the French label Alpha in 2012, was unanimously acclaimed by critics and was awarded the Caecilia prize of 2013, BBC Magazine calling him the Eric Clapton of the lute. His second CD Labirinto d’Amore was awarded the Choc from Classica magazine.
Luth, théorbe et guitare. Concert Tour · Album · Public Figure.
Born in Paris in 1988, Thomas Dunford discovered the lute at the age of nine, thanks to his first teacher Claire Antonini. He completed his studies in 2006 at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNR), when he obtained a unanimous 1st Prize with honors in the class of Charles-Edouard Fantin . Thomas Dunford, Friends And Family. Philippe Maillard Productions.