Nigel North United Kingdom
Nigel North (born 5 June 1954) is an English lutenist and guitarist. He studied guitar on a scholarship to the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1964-70), taking up the lute in 1969, at the age of 15. He maintains he was more or less self-taught on the instrument. He went on to study at the Royal College of Music from 1971 to 1974: classical guitar with John Williams and Carlos Bonnel, viola da gamba with Francis Baines; lute (one term) with Diana Poulton, qualifying in 1974 with an A.