Tina Gutierrez - Lute, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tina's interest in early music began at a young age. While all of her friends listened to rock and roll, she spent hours listening to recordings of early music. A performance she heard one day on WGUC of Tarrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" led her to her then life's calling, the classical guitar. In school she added flute and recorder to her guitar studies, and carried all these with her into college, both as student and teacher. Ultimately, she was seduced by the dulcet sounds of the lute and its repertoire. She has studied Baroque guitar and lute with Ron McFarland, Eduardo Iguez, Hopkinson Smith, Patrick O'Brien, Paul Odette, David Walker, and Rodney Stucky. She attends and performs at countless festivals and workshops, both in the US and abroad.
She is proud to play instruments built by her husband Luthier Larry Brown including Lute, renaissance and Baroque guitars, and the rare and beautiful Citole. She has performed with solo and with many early music ensembles in Cincinnati at The Cincinnati Art Museum, Classical Revolution, the Mercantile Library, and many other locations around town. She was also one of the invited artists to record on both volumes of "Ring," a Christmas CD released by Cincinnati Public Radio, where you can hear her perform original compositions. The Shakespeare bands' musical director, she also contributes with keyless renaissance flute in addition to her lute work. She has performed on the lute both locally and abroad. Her duo "The Shakespeare Pair", with actress Suz Flemming- Smith and also works with Soprano Jackie Steven in programs that consist of Shakespearean, lute music paired with Texts and songs from the plays. She also accompanies singers in early lute song and is available as an accompanist.