viola da gamba

Steven Lehning is a remarkable musician, equally at home with violas da gamba, contrabass, and historical keyboards. As an undergraduate Mr. Lehning stumbled upon a bookstore with a nearly complete collection of Bach Cantatas in mini-score—and each for only a nickel! These set him on a trajectory that prepared him for his future as member of the American Bach Soloists. He has also worked with many luminaries of the early music world including Jeffrey Thomas, John Butt, Andrew Parrott, and Ton Koopman, to name a few. He has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the Early Music Festivals in Boston, Berkeley, and Regensburg. He has pursued graduate studies in musicology at the University of California. Mr. Lehning has recorded on the ABS, Delos, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, and Koch Labels.