Edward Martin (lutes, archlute, vihuela, and baroque lute) has studied with lutenists Paul O'Dette, Toyohiko Satoh, and Hopkinson Smith. He holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Lute at the College of Saint Scholastica. During the Summers of 1997 and 2001 he was the Renaissance lute instructor at the SFEMS Renaissance week at the Dominican College, San Rafael, California.
In 1984, Mr. Martin performed in the First International Lute Competition in Toronto, and since that time he has performed extensively throughout the United States. He has made numerous live performance recordings for Minnesota Public Radio, which have also been broadcast on the American Public Radio network. He is a member of many ensembles, including the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Lute Quartet [MiLQ], a duo with tenor William Bastian, a baroque lute duo with lutenist Paul Berget, and Duo Chambure with lutenist Phil Rukavina. He records for the Magnatune label, and his discography includes:
“The Art of the Lute in Renaissance France,” lute solo [also available on the Lyre Music label]
“The Vihuela Duets of Enriquez de Valderrabano” with vihuelist Phillip Rukavina
In addition to his recordings, Mr. Martin has been published as a critic of various recordings and books. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lute Society of America.