Erin Headley is an internationally acclaimed scholar and viola da gamba and lirone player. She has performed with such distinguished early music ensembles as Les Arts Florissants and Tragicomedia and has appeared on hundreds of recordings released on Harmonia Mundi France, Hyperion, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon, and countless others. A leading authority and advocate for the lirone – a bowed string instrument dating to the late Renaissance and Baroque eras – Headley’s scholarship has been published in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as the New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. She has produced and presented staged performances, recordings, videos, masterclasses, lectures, and published articles and performing editions of works to share the lirone and its Italian repertoire with a wider audience. Headley is the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Council fellowship at the University of Southampton, where she is now an honorary fellow, and in spring 2013 she was musician in residence at the prestigious Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.
Erin Headley performs with Atalante on Sunday, April 7 as part of the Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series.