Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe’s leading lute players. Equally at home in solo. chamber music and the opera house, she combines a love of the lute repertoire with a flair for imaginative collaborations that enrich an unusually varied performing life.
“incandescent” Music and Vision
“radical” Independent on Sunday
“indecently beautiful” Toronto Post
Attracting audiences with the familiar is a well-worn tactic, but the Theatre of the Ayre likes to do things differently. Ever since it was formed by the lute player Elizabeth Kenny, this early music ensemble has made an asset of obscurity. Its focus is rarefied music of the 17th century. Its weapons: a freshness of approach and a quasi-improvisatory freedom of delivery.
Financial Times Dec 2013