Dušan Balarin


Peruvian-American lutenist Dušan Balarin is an adventurous soloist and accompanist on various lutes and early guitars. His background as an improvising guitarist in South American Jazz and his keen interest in classical studies fuel his imagination for performing chamber and orchestral works from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Dušan’s perspective of early music lies somewhere between performance and creation. His passion for inventive collaboration has led him to work with performing artists and ensembles such as Ingrid Matthews, Nell Snaidas, Alchymy Viols, The Haymarket Opera, Bourbon Baroque, The Bach and Beethoven Experience, Las Aves, Tonos del Sur, Forgotten Clefs, Deux Classical Vocal Duo, Denton Bach Society, and with Voyage Sonique in Early Music America’s 2018 Emerging Artist Showcase.

Dušan apprenticed with British lute virtuoso Nigel North and went on to receive his M.M. in Historical Performance on lute and theorbo from the Jacobs School of Music. In Fall of 2021, Dušan will be attending the Juilliard School as a graduate recipient of the Historical Performance Scholarship.