“ .. His abiding interest in early music naturally led him to the lute. His primary area of performance is in the baroque lute, especially very late music in the classical style. Wilke is also one of the few performers who concentrates on solo music for the theorbo. His album on Centaur Records of Charles Hurel’s suites for the instrument was the debut recording of this music and remains one of only a handful of solo theorbo recordings available. Today Wilke is pursuing his doctorate in early music at the Eastman School of Music with Paul O'Dette.
Wilke performs widely, having given solo recitals in Italy and Germany as well as throughout the United States. He has done live on-air performances and interviews for WGUC, WNKU and WVXU radio stations. Selections from his Hurel album were featured on NPR's national early music show, Sunday Morning Baroque. Wilke recently performed for the Lute Society of America's "Emerging Artist Series" at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival.“
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