JOHN TAYLOR WARD

JOHN TAYLOR WARD

 
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Photo credit: Philippe Delval
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John Taylor Ward’s performances have been praised for their “Stylish abandon” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) and their “finely calibrated precision and heart-rending expressivity” (Washington Post). This season, he appears as a principal artist with Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, and the Boston Early Music Festival; William Christie and Les Arts Florissants; The Seattle Symphony; and the Englsh Baroque Soloists under Sir John Elliott Gardiner. Recent credits include the US premier of Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus under the direction of Peter Sellars, Caronte in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the ensemble L’arpeggiata, and Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas with the Folger Consort at the Kennedy Center. Taylor is a graduate of the Eastman and Yale schools of music, and, as an arts leader, he is a founding core member of New York-based Cantata Profana and the Founding Associate Artistic Director of the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN