The Humanist Lute

Improvisation and magic in Leonardo's Italy


Just like in jazz, improvisation was also ubiquitous in Renaissance music. In the late 15th century and early 16th century, it was the lute that especially appealed to the imagination. It should therefore come as no surprise that lute players such as Joan Ambrosio Dalza and above all cantori al liuto such as Bartolomeo Tromboncino were in high demand at Europe’s best-known courts. The celebrated Bor Zuljan follows in their footsteps and shows how freedom sounds in this almost entirely improvised programme.

11:30 – 12:45 | O.L.V. Potteriekerk, Brugge


  • solo
  • improvisation
  • intimate
  • renaissance
  • Lute:
    Bor Zuljan NL