Tina Gutierrez- Director, Lute - Cincinnati, Ohio
Lute, Baroque Guitar, Renaissance Guitar and Renaissance flute, Tina's interest in early music began at a young age. While all of her friends listened to rock and roll, she spent hours listening to recordings of early music. She has studied Baroque guitar and lute with Hopkinson Smith, Ron McFarland Patrick O'Brien, Paul Odette, David Walker, Rodney Stucky and has attended and performed at countless festivals and workshops, both in the US and abroad.
She now performs almost exclusively on lute, renaissance and Baroque guitars, and the rare and beautiful medieval citole. She has performed with early music ensembles in St. Louis, Cleveland, and in Cincinnati at The Cincinnati Art Museum, Classical Revolution, the Mercantile Library, The Public Libraries, Christ Church music series, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and many other locations around town. She was also one of the invited artists to record on both volumes of "Ring," a Christmas CD released by Public Radio, where you can hear her perform original compositions. As the Shakespeare Band's' musical director, she also contributes with keyless renaissance flute in addition to her lute work. She has performed on the lute both locally and abroad. Her duo "The Shakespeare Pair", with actress Suz Flemming smith consists of Shakespearean lute music paired with texts from the plays as another delightful offering. She works regularly with Soprano Jackie stevens as a duo offering as well as trio with Jackie and Suz.