Scott Horton, lute, theorbo, and Baroque guitar
Scott Horton studied lute and continuo with Nigel North and viola da gamba with Jane Ryan at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He was a member of Texas Baroque Ensemble, which toured the Netherlands and Finland, and accompanied Dutch baritone Max van Egmond on tour in the U.S. After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1986, he was active in the field of early music, having performed with the Washington Opera, Washington Bach Consort and Maryland Handel Festival, among other ensembles. He was invited back to Texas in 1989 to perform with the Houston Grand Opera and in 1992 was the featured performer at the Early Music Festival at Round Top, to which he returned in subsequent years. Mr. Horton has taught at UT Austin, the University of North Texas, the University of St. Thomas, and St. Mary’s college of Maryland. In 1995, he relocated to Texas where he performed in various groups including Texas Baroque Ensemble, Aquinas Ensemble, Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project, Texas Bach Choir, and La Follia Austin Baroque. He has performed in productions of Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Coronation of Poppea and Handel’s Ariodante and Giulio Cesare with Houston Grand Opera and Dallas Opera. He is also presently on the faculty of the Armstrong Community Music School where he has taught guitar and lute since 2000 and has also taught lute and continuo annually at the Texas Toot.