Lynda Sayce is one of the UK's leading lutenists, and is noted both as a performer and as a musical scholar with a strong interest in history, literature and the visual arts. She studied at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, where she matriculated in History and graduated in Music. She then studied lute with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music, and also took continuo classes with Nigel North. She holds a Ph.D for her research on the history of the theorbo, which is to be published shortly. Lynda has contributed articles to Early Music, the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music, and the art journal Apollo, and has edited many music publications. She is principal lutenist with Ex Cathedra, The King's Consort and the Musicians of the Globe, and performs regularly with many other leading period instrument ensembles. She also directs the lute ensemble Chordophony. Lynda appears on more than 100 CD recordings, and has broadcast on radio and TV stations worldwide.