Singing for the Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Choir and Opera Atelier, guitarist Benjamin Stein became captivated by the instruments of the lute family. In a short time, he has established himself as a strong addition to Toronto’s early music scene.
Benjamin specializes in the theorbo music of Bellerofonte Castaldi and the lute songs of the English Renaissance, in which he accompanies himself while singing. Past engagements this season include concerts with the Toronto Consort, Grand River Chorus, Toronto Chamber Choir, Coffeehouse Collective and the Toronto Masque Theatre. For the past three years Benjamin has been part of the continuo accompaniment team for the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Benjamin plays Baroque guitar, theorbo, Renaissance 10-course lute and Baroque 13-course lute.