LUTENIST and COMPOSER
Mark Rimple's lute solos had the interpretive specificity of a great vocal performance.
(The Philadelphia Inquirer)
His careful attention to each work’s design allows for a rhetorical pause or delay here, a burst of energy there, a lovingly turned ornament elsewhere. In a manner of speaking, he makes these pieces transparent; one can easily hear the main melodic thrust of each selection despite the complexity of the diminutions or variations layered upon it. These pieces breathe. (Early Music America)
...very well played throughout, with impeccable technique and musicianship, which should be sufficient to place Mr. Rimple among the first rank of U.S. lutenists. (Lute Society of America Quarterly)