Loren Ludwig performs and records widely in the the U.S. and abroad, appearing with ACRONYM, the Folger Consort, L’Strange viol consort, quaver, Hesperus, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, The New York and Oberlin Consorts of Viols, Catacoustic, Les Délices, and many others. Recently praised by the Washington Post for his “impeccable intonation and cleanness of tone” on treble viol, he is equally at home on all members of the viol family, acoustic and electric. Loren makes regular appearances as faculty at the Viola da Gamba Society of America annual Conclave and the Amherst Early Music Festival and Workshop and has taught viola da gamba and performance practice at workshops across the country and in England, New Zealand, and China. He is the recipient of both Fulbright and Mellon fellowships to study and do research in Holland and England, respectively, and completed his B.Mus at Oberlin Conservatory with Catharina Meints and his PhD in musicology at the University of Virginia. Recent recording projects include world premier recordings of wonderful but neglected music by William Cranford (L’Strange viol consort) and Giovanni Valentini (ACRONYM, New Focus Records).