Gus Denhard

August Denhard

As a performer on lute, theorbo and Baroque guitar, August Denhard has appeared with Baroque Northwest, Seattle Baroque, the Concord Ensemble, Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Camarata Pacifica Baroque, and many other ensembles specializing in early music. He is an accompanist/coach for 16th and 17th century song at Ars Vocalis Mexico in Morelia, Michoacan.

Gus has given numerous solo recitals and is in demand as an accompanist of 17th century vocal music. He performs regularly in a lute song duo with tenor Eric Mentzel, with the Turkish udist/composer, Münir Nurettin Beken, and with the Japanese kugo harpist Tomoko Sugawara.

In addition to his activities as a performer, August Denhard is the Executive Director of Early Music Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and largest presenter of early music.

Artist Support Program 2024 (with Trio Guadalevin): El Noroeste – A Musical Portrait of Washington’s Latinx  Communities Past & Present

Artist Support Program 2012 (with Eric Mentzel): The English Cavalier Songs, a program of duets for lute and tenor.

Artist Support Program 2008 (with Münir Nurettin Beken): A Meeting Place: Medieval and Renaissance Music for Lute and Ud

Artist Support Program 2002: Cusp of the Baroque, a CD of works for solo lute.

Sound Clips
  • Abel Rocha
    Trio Guadalevin - Viajes
  • August Denhard and Munir Beken - Piva
  • August Denhard - Courante, Branles Gay
Education Projects

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019 READ MORE >

Fuera de la Caja: Poesía de Denny 2019 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2020 READ MORE >

Recent Posts
Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Guillaume de Machaut: Explorations

July 2, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 7pm Jack Straw Cultural Center 4261 Roosevelt Way NE FREE Join us for a special event with Jack Straw resident artists Stuart Wheeler and Jesse Q-T, who are producing an album of music that radically reimagines the work of medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut. They will perform some selections from this project […]

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Stuart Wheeler and Jesse Q-T

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