Ms. Erin J. Headley


Contact Information


Weare, New Hampshire

Early Music Skills & Interests

Other Bowed Strings, Viola Da Gamba

Early Music Affiliations


Thirty years of performing with Tragicomedia and Les Arts Florissants, among

others, countless recordings on major labels, and her unique status as the world’s

leading authority on the lirone have made Erin Headley preeminent in the field

of early music. She reintroduced the instrument and its Roman repertoire to the

world with her ensemble, Atalante, whose first CD was awarded a Diapason

D’Or in 2015.

Erin’s work was generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research

Council UK (2007– 2012) with a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of

Southampton. In 2013 she was musician in residence at Villa I Tatti, Harvard

University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. Iain Fenlon (Early

Music Journal) said of her work: “Erin Headley must be congratulated for

bringing together musicianship and scholarship in a way that is a

milestone,…truly revelatory; a more powerful and persuasive advocacy for these

pieces could hardly be imagined.“


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