Graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 1988, where he studied under the world-renowned lutenist, Toyohiko Satoh. After completing his residency at Duke University, he took up a post as lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, a position he held for six years.
Recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for '94-95 (at the TU Dresden), where worked under the guidance of Hans-Günter Ottenberg, to complete his research into lute and theorbo practice in 18th-century Kursachsen.
Has performed and lectured throughout Europe and the US, including concert appearances with Derek Lee Ragin, Julianne Baird, Paul Elliott and Jennifer Lane, among others. Appearances with larger ensembles have included a performance of Emilio Cavalieri's "Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo" in Siena, Italy under the baton of René Clemencic, and Bach's St John's Passion with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, under the direction of Peter Schreier.
In addition to solo performances, Mr Burris appears with the tenor Timothy Johnson (as the duo Music's Quill).
He contributed a performance of the Bach Prelude BWV 999 to the award-winning Seth Grossman film, "Shock Act" (http://www.shockact.com/crew.shtml).
Mr Burris is on the faculty of the Portland Conservatory of Music (Portland, Maine).
Soloist's diploma, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, under Toyohiko Satoh
MA, Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University