Christopher Wilke

Christopher Wilke (born 1973) is an American composer, lutenist,[1] guitarist, recording artist,[2] and teacher.[3]


Born in Cincinnati, Wilke studied guitar and composition at the College of Mount St. Joseph, and took his master's degree in guitar from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory. He completed his doctorate in Early Music Performance with an Emphasis on Historical Plucked Strings (lute, theorbo and guitar) at the Eastman School of Music, under the tutelage of Paul O'Dette.[4]


Several of his compositions, including "Emperor Romulus Augustus, His Serious Funk" and "Diatribe," have been published by Les Productions d'Oz in Montreal, Canada.[5]


Wilke has given solo recitals in Italy and Germany as well as the United States. He has taught at the Guitar Foundation of America's Convention and the American Musicological Society's Annual Meeting. His recordings have been featured on Concertzender radio [6][7][8] in the Netherlands, on Canadian Television, and such NPR programs as Classical Guitar Alive![9] and Sunday Morning Baroque.[10]


External linksEdit


  1. ^ / Archived 2016-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
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  3. ^ "The Lute Society of America – LuteFest 2010 Performers – Chris Wilke". Archived from the original on 2015-07-08.
  4. ^ "Backstage Pass with Lutenist Christopher Wilke | WXXI". Archived from the original on 2016-09-27.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2016-09-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "L'Esprit Baroque".
  7. ^ "Kairos".
  8. ^ "Sonoor".
  9. ^ "Classical Guitar Alive! Play Lists".
  10. ^ "Lutenist Christopher Wilke on Next Fretworks » Classical 101". Archived from the original on 2016-09-27.
  11. ^ "Christopher Wilke CD release!".
  12. ^ "Christopher Wilke CD release!".
  13. ^ "Desperate Doors". 17 December 2015.
  14. ^ Zuluaga, Daniel (2015). "ANONYMOUS, PAULO CARLO DURANT (Fl. C1745–1769), JOHANN ADOLF HASSE (1699–1783), JOSEPH HAYDN (ATTRIBUTED) (1732–1809), JAKOB FRIEDRICH KLEINKNECHT (1722–1794) GRACEFUL DEGRADATION: THE LAST LUTE SONATAS Christopher Wilke, thirteen-course lute Self-issue, no catalogue number, 2013; one disc, 62 minutes". Eighteenth Century Music. 12 (2): 251–253. doi:10.1017/S1478570615000135. S2CID 194715121.
  15. ^ "Charles Hurel: The Theorbo Music. Christopher Wilke, theorbo".