was born in Sweden and developed his first passionate interest in music through the Beatles. After reading music at Stockholm University he came to London to study at the Royal College of Music. Under the guidance of Diana Poulton he decided towards the end of his studies to focus on music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Jakob Lindberg is now one of the most prolific musicians in this field. He has made numerous recordings for BIS, many of which are pioneering in that they present a wide range of music on CD for the first time. He is also an active continuo player on the theorbo and archlute and has worked with many well-known English soloists and ensembles.
It is particularly through his live solo performances that he has become known as one of today’s finest lutenists. He has played to audiences in many parts of the world, from Tokyo and Beijing in the East to San Francisco and Mexico City in the West. In addition to his busy life as a performer, Jakob Lindberg teaches at the Royal College of Music in London, where he succeeded Diana Poulton as professor of lute in 1979.