Specializations: early music, lute, theorbo, Renaissance winds, basso continuo, early opera.
About: Grant Herreid performs frequently on early reeds, brass, strings and voice with many US early music ensembles. A specialist in early opera, he has played theorbo, lute and baroque guitar with the Chicago Opera Theater, Aspen Music Festival, Portland Opera, and New York City Opera. A noted teacher and educator, he is the recipient of Early Music America’s Laurette Goldberg award for excellence in early music outreach and education. He directs the Yale Collegium Musicum, and the Yale Baroque Opera Project (YBOP). Grant also directs the New York Continuo Collective, and recently played hurdy gurdy, lute, theorbo, cittern, and percussion in the Broadway productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. He has created and directed several theatrical early music shows, and he devotes much of his time to exploring the esoteric unwritten traditions of early music with the ensemble Ex Umbris.
Selected Artices: “The Humours in the English Lute Song”. In Lute Society of America Quarterly. Volume XLVIII, No. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 2013.