Bruce Brogdon

Bruce Brogdon studied classical guitar at the University of St. Thomas. His interest in early music led him to take up the lute, and he has studied privately and in masterclasses with Paul O’Dette and Pat O’Brien. Bruce has performed with the Texas Baroque Ensemble, the Green Mountain Consort, the Houston Baroque Ensemble, the Texas Early Music Project, La Follia Austin Baroque, Ars Lyrica Houston (based at University of Houston), and Aquinas, the resident ensemble of the University of St. Thomas.

Bruce leads his own group, Canzonetta, which specializes in plucked string continuo (lutes, guitars, and harp), and features music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Scott Horton

Photo of Scott Horton with theorbo

Scott Horton studied lute and continuo with Nigel North at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He was a member of Texas Baroque Ensemble which toured the Netherlands and Finland, and accompanied Dutch baritone Max van Egmond on tour in the United States.

After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1986, he was active in the field of early music, having performed with the Washington Opera, Washington Bach Consort and Maryland Handel Festival among other ensembles. He was invited back to Texas in 1989 to perform with the Houston Grand Opera and in 1992 was the featured performer at the Early Music Festival at Round Top, to which he returned in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

Mr. Horton has taught at the University of Texas, University of North Texas, University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In 1995, he relocated to Texas where he performed in various groups including Texas Baroque Ensemble, Aquinas Ensemble, Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project, Texas Bach Choir and La Follia Baroque. He performed recently in productions of Orfeo, Coronation of Poppea and Ariodante of Houston Grand Opera and Dallas Opera. He is also presently on the faculty of the Armstrong Community School at the Austin Lyric Opera.

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Héctor Torres

Photo of Héctor Torres with guitar.

As an active early music performer, Héctor Alfonso Torres González regularly plays baroque guitar, theorbo, lute, and other period plucked instruments with chamber groups across the U.S., including the Texas Early Music Project, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Lumedia Musicworks, Orchestra of New Spain, La Follia Austin Baroque, Ensemble Fantasmi, and others.

Recently, he finished his Doctorate in Musical Arts in classical guitar performance with a related field in Early Music at the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he served as Teaching Fellow of classical guitar and Teaching Assistant for the UNT Baroque Orchestra, and was a frequent soloist playing works like Antonio Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D major RV 93. He was selected as one of Early Music America’s 2021 Emerging Artists.

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