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Marc Lewon

Lute, Voice, Gittern

Foto: Baptiste Romain

Marc Lewon specialises in medieval instruments of the lute family and medieval Germanic languages and literature. After gaining a Master's degree in musicology and medieval German from Heidelberg University (graduating with honours), he moved to Basel to further his practical music studies in the Medieval Department of the Schola Cantorum. There he studied lute with Crawford Young, vielle with Randall Cook and singing with Kathleen Dineen. In 2006 he completed his diploma in medieval lute, graduating with honours. In 2007 he successfully concluded his studies in medieval vielle.


He plays regularly with a number of ensembles including Dulce Melos, Les Flamboyants and Le Basile and is head of Ensemble Leones. He works with leading soloist in the field of Early Music, e.g. Andreas Scholl and Crawford Young and is a guest musician with a number of renowned ensembles for Early Music, such as Oni Wytars, ordo virtutum, and the Clemencic Consort. For many years he was a member of the well-known ensemble Early Music Freiburg. Besides being a busy performer, he gives courses in medieval music and publishes articles and editions on the subject. He is also head of the course of studies in medieval music that started in October 2008 at Burg F├╝rsteneck (D). He is currently working on his PhD thesis with Prof. Reinhard Strohm at Oxford University.