Welcome to the website of Kate and Robert, soprano and lutenist. We present music from the Italian Renaissance.

Paradoxically, we characterize the songs to twenty-first century audiences by going back to the Renaissance itself. Like the great artists of the time, the musicians found inspiration in antiquity, and sought to recapture the legendary power of ancient Greek music to arouse human passions. That emotional power can indeed be experienced in these composers' own music – but only if it is performed in the style in which it was performed in their own time. By drawing on little-known Renaissance sources on performance practice, we give their songs something of their original force and freshness. In this website we explain our approach to the songs and perform them in a style which we hope resonates for you.