Jacob Heringman (Lute)

Jacob Herringman

Jacob Heringman, born in America, studied with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music in London, and later with Pat O'Brien in New York. Based in England since 1987, he is in great demand as a soloist and ensemble player performing regularly throughout Europe and North and South America, and making many recordings of medieval and renaissance music with leading ensembles and singers, including Michael Chance, Barbara Bonney, Charles Daniels, Catherine King, Fretwork, Musicians of the Globe, The King's Singers, Virelai, and the Dufay Collective.

Jacob Heringman has a growing reputation for his passionate and committed recitals and recordings of deserving but neglected renaissance repertoire. His solo recordings of Holborne, Bakfark, Josquin, Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book, and The Siena Lute Book, have all been widely praised by critics, as has his 2002 compilation, The Art of the Lute Player. Jacob teaches the lute at Trinity College of Music, London, and at many international summer schools. He is also a busy teacher of the Alexander Technique, and a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Jacob plays in the York based Ciconia Ensemble with Anna Maria Friman, John Potter and Suzanna Pell.