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Styles: early music
Phone: 954-966-4253
Instruments: lute, theorbo, baroque lute
The Bulletin de la Societe Francaise de Luth has referred to FIU Associate Professor of Musicology David Dolata as a 'gentleman de la Renaissance' for his activities as a performer and scholar. As a lutenist David Dolata has appeared at such venues as the Glimmerglass Opera in New York, the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, the Boston Early Music Festival, Spoleto Festival's Early Music Series, and on broadcasts and recordings for NPR, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning, and Ars Femina. With his group Il Furioso, which he co-directs with Victor Coelho, he has recorded Kapsberger's 1623 Book of Arias and Battaglia d'amore: the Music of Bellerofonte Castaldi on the English label Toccata Classics. Other recordings include Praetorius' 'Christmas Vespers' with Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra for Koch International and Cavalli's La Calisto for BBC Music (Vol 5, No 3). David Dolata also regularly performs in the Miami area as a member of several early music ensembles. Dr. Dolata's research appears in Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Early Music, and Acta Musiologica, the Journal of the International Musicogical Society. His latest book is A Practical Guide to Historical Tunings and Temperaments on Fretted Instruments forthcoming from Indiana University Press. For reviews and samples of these recordings and publications, see his web page at At the School of Music Dr. Dolata coordinates the Music History area and directs the School of Music's early music ensemble, the Collegium Musicum. Dr. Dolata has served as Assistant Director and Director of the FIU School of Music.

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