Casey Fitzpatrick is a 21st century minstrel who uses his lute to bring the sounds of the Renaissance to life! Much as it did over 500 years ago, the lute has maintained a unique ability to capture the attention of passers-by with its beautiful sonorities and intimate, unobtrusive character. Whether the lute is heard by ears accustomed to the tramp of hooves and the clink of swordplay or the roar of aeroplanes and the beeps of an iPhone, it has always had the ability to move the soul and provide refuge from the dins of daily life. Casey cherishes his ability to open a window into the past and share long forgotten songs with the audiences of today.
Casey studied early music performance practice at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) under the tutelage of Professor Stewart Smith (organ), Professor Geoffrey Lancaster (harpsichord/forte piano) and Dr Jonathan Paget (19th century guitar). He graduated from WAAPA in 2016 with first class honours and the dux recital mark for that year. Casey is now based in Melbourne and continues to work closely with Lauren Burns - his partner and fellow early music enthusiast; together they bring the combined beauty of the lute and the voice to unassuming ears across Australia.