Jason Yoshida, praised by Mark Swed as “eloquent and serious,” specializes in solo and continuo performance on lutes and historical guitars. He has performed with Les Surprises Baroques, Angeles Consort, Con Gioia, Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Singers. Yoshida accompanied Placido Domingo in L.A. Opera’s production of Handel's Tamerlano. He has performed and recorded with Ciaramella at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Houston Early Music Festival, Getty Museum, Da Camera Society, and in Hawaii, Arizona and San Diego. Yoshida received international recognition for his CD “Mozart Encomium”, featuring the world premiere recording of Scheidler’s virtuosic “Variations on a theme by Mozart” for Baroque lute. Yoshida can be heard on Ciaramella’s CD “Dances on Movable Grounds” and recordings released by Radio Bremen and Yale University Press. Yoshida received a Doctor of Musical Arts in early music from the USC Thornton School of Music. He is currently on the faculty of the early music department at USC.