Minneapolis-based musician Garrett Lahr has enjoyed success on both modern and historical brass instruments. He is in demand across North America as a tenor and bass sackbut specialist, having performed with many leading period instrument ensembles including Dark Horse Consort, Piffaro, Opera Lafayette, Clarion Music Society, ¡Sacabuche!, New York State Baroque, Pegasus Early Music, and Consortium Carissimi, among others. He has performed at such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center in New York City, and has shared the stage with such distinguished musicians as lutenist Paul O’Dette and cornettist Bruce Dickey. Garrett’s sackbut playing can be heard on the ATMA and Naxos labels, and he has been credited as a producer for releases on the Naxos label.
In 2016, Garrett founded the early music ensemble Stella Polare, of which he is the artistic director. Stella Polare, consisting of a core of voices and sackbuts, strives to present engaging musical programs of the highest artistic quality, focusing on music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Away from the concert stage, Garrett holds bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and University of Northwestern-Saint Paul, respectively.