John Moran

JOHN MORAN is a core member of REBEL; artistic director of Modern Musick, in residence at Georgetown University; and principal cellist for the Washington Bach Consort and co-creator of the group’s Wunderkind Projekt, an outreach program introducing DC Public School students to Bach cantatas. At Peabody Conservatory he teaches viol, baroque cello, and musicology, and with violinist Risa Browder directs the school’s Baltimore Baroque Band, for which work the couple received Early Music America’s 2018 Thomas Binkley Award. The Washington Post has called his Bach “eloquent”, and praised the “bravado” of his Boccherini and the “nimble fluency” of his Vivaldi, while the LA Times has written, “Cellist Moran projected vigorous and expressive bass lines.” He is currently president of the Kindler Cello Society of Washington, D.C. and vice president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. He last played for Mark Morris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris in 1991.

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