STEVEN LEHNING (violone and contrabass) is a remarkable and versatile musician who is equally at home with violas da gamba, violone, violone grosso and historical keyboards. The founder of Stylvs Phantasticvs, he has worked with many of the luminaries of the early music world including Jeffrey Thomas, John Butt, Andrew Parrott, and Ton Koopman. Mr. Lehning has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe, appearing with the American Bach Soloists (since their inaugural season), Taverner Consort, and Philharmonia Baroque, to name a few. He has performed at the acclaimed Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, as well as the Early Music Festivals in Boston and Berkeley. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California (Davis).