Ann Marie Morgan
Morgan is one of the leading performers of the viola da gamba in the United
States and frequent soloist with orchestras and choral societies. She recently
performed the Bach St. John and St. Matthew Passions with the Philadelphia and
Minnesota Orchestras under baton of Bach specialist Helmuth Rilling. Last
season at the invitation of Maestro Rilling she was a soloist at the Oregon
Bach Festival. Ms. Morgan has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony, the
Washington Choral Arts Society, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra and the
Bethlehem Bach Choir. She performed in the 1998 Calendar as soloist at the Bach
Festivals of Boulder, Colorado and Winter Park, Florida as well as with the
Hartford and New Jersey Symphonies and the Westminster Choir.
chamber musician specializing in early music Ms. Morgan has performed with the
Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and the ground breaking group
has performed and recorded with the Baltimore Consort and LA TEMPESTA DI MARE.
She is a member of the Oberlin Consort of Viols, Apollo's Fire:The Cleveland
Baroque Orchestra, and is a founding member of Les Cordes du Roy: Early Music
Trio of Interlochen and Olde Friends.
Featured as a soloist on the DORIAN recording Chris Norman: Man with
the Wooden Flute, she received critical acclaim from H&B Recordings Direct:
"Before hearing Ann Marie Morgan, I would not have believed that so pure a tone
could be drawn from the VIOLA DA GAMBA; it is straight from heaven." Classical
Disc Digest also singled her out: "Ms. Morgan sings beautifully with her
instrument and expresses the rustic symmetry of the line with great economy and
Morgan is on the early music faculties of the
Peabody Conservatory of Music and the
Interlochen Center for the Arts . She also teaches master
classes and clinics, most recently at Indiana University's Early Music
Institute, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and at the AMHERST Weekend
Ms.Morgan performs on an instrument by François Bodart of
Namur, Belgium (1993) and a bow by Harry Grabenstein of Burlington, Vermont,
both models of the german maker Joachim Teilke. Her cello is of anonymus
tyrolian descent (1780) with a bow by David Orlin of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Morgan has recorded on the Dorian, Onda and PGM labels and has been heard on
NPR's Performance Today broadcasts as well as Minnesota Public Radio.