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Richard Mackenzie (Lute, Guitar, Bass)

Lutenist Richard MacKenzie is rapidly gaining recognition as a soloist on early guitars, lutes and archlutes.

He has collaborated with numerous ensembles, including Mascherata, Balisiensis, Viaggio Musicale (University of Oxford ensemble, dir. Richard MacKenzie), Vespri Segreti and Oxford's New Chamber Opera.

In April 2012 Richard assistant-directed the European Lute Orchestra's appearance at the Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza. Music festival appearances include Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition (twice), Oxford Early Music Festival, Turl Street Arts Festival and Freemantle Music and Arts Festival. Richard has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' on multiple occasions.

In 2011 Richard completed a degree in music at The Queen's College, University of Oxford. Whilst studying at the university he was also a keen solo performer, performing seven open solo recitals in some of the most diverse concert venues across Oxford.

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