Michael Freimuth theorbo
Michael Freimuth studied guitar and lute in Essen, Vienna and Cologne with Karl Scheit, Konrad Ragossnig and Konrad Junghänel. He focuses on lute and guitar music of the 16th–19th centuries.
Michael Freimuth has travelled as a soloist and continuo player with leading Baroque orchestras under renowned conductors in Europe, the USA, Japan and South Korea. As a theorbist, he has been part of many opera productions.
He owns an original lute from 1740 and a harp guitar from 1847. Following a recording of lute works by Silvius Leopold Weiss, another CD of previously unknown compositions was released in 2017, featuring sonatas by Michele Platano.
A recent highlight was a performance of the complete cycle of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas with violinist Mayumi Hirasaki and the harpsichordist Christine Schornsheim at the Musikfest Erzgebirge 2019, also recorded by Deutschlandfunk.