Born in New York, Angus Lansing studied philosophy and economics at Yale and Columbia. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale, he is also the recipient of several awards from that institution, including the Jacob Cooper Award in philosophy and classics, and the Charles E. Clark Memorial Award in humanities.
Originally a rock musician, Mr. Lansing studied viola da gamba with Grace Feldman, Catherina Meints (at Oberlin), Paolo Pandolfo and Lawrence Dreyfus, among others. A founding member of Saltarello and the trio La Sylva, he is a frequent performer with various ensembles, including the Marlboro College Music Faculty at Marlboro College. He recently gave the first North American performance of Johann Gottlied Graun's A minor Concerto for viola da gamba and orchestra. He has also appeared frequently on WGBH's Live at Noon radio program.
Mr. Lansing is also a co-founder of Amerex Associates, a leading international commodities brokerage company.