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John Moran

Viola da gamba, Baroque Cello

John Moran performs across the world with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Orchestra, Folger Consort, Washington Bach Consort, New York Collegium, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre, The Consort of Musicke, and English Baroque Soloists. He is a member of REBEL,Violins of Lafayette, Capriole, Mensa Sonora, and Trio Riot, and he has recording credits include Dorian, Virgin Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Erato, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Musica Oscura. Dr. Moran contributed to the revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and authored a monograph on the history of cello playing for Yale University Press.

Dr. Moran earned a MusB from Oberlin Conservatory, a Soloist Diploma in Baroque Cello from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, and a PhD from King's College in London.


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