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About the German Lute Society

The German Lute Society (DLG) was founded 1996 in Stuttgart and has officially been registered as non-profit association. The DLG concentrates on the cultivation and exploration of music for the lute, its repertoire, its several types of instruments and its contemporary environment, first of all in German speaking areas but also regarding international relations. Inferentially, the DLG cultivates its international relations with other European lute societies and the Lute Society of America.

Some of the main activities:

  • research as well as performance of music for the lute in order to make the lute more widely known. Some members have already formed networks focussing their attention on various artistic activities as well as on research. The meetings of these activity groups take place regularly at varying locations.
  • Once a year, the DLG organizes the Festival of the Lute, at which occasion the main members' assembly is held. The program usually includes concerts and talks concerning the most different aspects of the lute and playing the lute. Exhibitions by luthiers and publishers or providers of literature and sound storage media have by now become an integral part of the festival. Festival venues have so far been Stuttgart (1996), Leipzig (1997), Nuremberg (1998), Basel (1999), Dresden (2000 and 2001), Salzburg (2002), Cologne (2003), Rostock (2004), Füssen (2005, 2006, 2010 and 2017), Kassel (2007), Regensburg (2008), Burg Sternberg(Westfalen-Lippe)(2009, 2012 and 2015), Bremen (2011 and 2013), Augsburg (2014), Frankfurt am Main (2016).
  • "Lauten-Info": four times a year, members will be informed about current affairs by tour newsletter. Short reports and studies as well as tablature supplements, containing formerly unknown or hardly accessible material, are periodically presented in the Lauten-Info.
  • "Die Laute": The DLG edits and publishes a yearbook "Die Laute" containing scientific contributions by authors at home and abroad, as well as theoretical and practical works of several eras of the lute.

In case you wish to ask further questions about the DLG and its affairs, please contact any member of the leading committee (see below) or send us an e-mail:

Vorstand der Deutschen Lautengesellschaft e.V.

Peter Croton
Mittlere Straße 140
CH - 4056 Basel
Stellvertretender Vorsitzender
Dr. Peter Király
Tel. +49 631 69866
Dirk Hippen
Tel. +49 511 27 00 529
Roland Kauke
Tel. +49 89 21086535
Intendant Lautenfestival
Oliver Holzenburg
Tel. +41 79 313 56 00
Festival Wolfenbüttel 2018
Dr. Sigrid Wirth
Tel. +49 5331 71145
Vinzenz Bachmeier

Weitere Mitarbeiter

Christian Altenhain, Werner Bogula, Beate Dittmann, Joachim Domning, Werner Faust, Alexander Josef, Martin Lubenow, Rainer Luckhardt, Markus Lutz, Mathias Roesel, Albrecht Schießer, Christine Schneider, Matthias Schneider, Heribert Steinheuer, Suzanne van Os, Horst Vladar, Wolfgang Wiehe
Redaktion Lauten-Info
Florian Hellbach, Roland Kauke, Peter Király, Christian Kotnik, Markus Lutz
Tabulaturbeilage und Notenversand
Rainer Luckhardt
Tel. +49 7641 93 28 03
Satzkontrolle und Korrektur
Horst-Dieter Radke
Tel. +49 9343 58 00 88
Ansprechpartner für die Homepage
Albrecht Schießer
Tel. +49 228 92679145
Ansprechpartner für das Forum
Alexander Josef
Ansprechpartner für Facebook
Roland Kauke, Ingo Negwer, Suzanne van Os
Ansprechpartner für Lautenneulinge
Lothar Wilfling
Tel. +49 30 651 61 90
Ansprechpartner für den Lautenverleih

8- und 10-chörige Renaissance-Laute:
Günther Mark
Tel. +49 9564 47 31

Liuto attiorbato, Theorbe:
Wolfgang Emmerich
Tel. +49 30 612 67 31