Rosamund Morley Viola da Gamba

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ROSAMUND MORLEY, viola da gamba, has performed with many renowned early music ensembles as diverse as ARTEK, The Boston Camerata, The Catacoustic Consort, Lionheart, Piffaro, Les Arts Florissants and Sequentia, on treble, tenor and bass violas da gamba and their medieval ancestors. She is a member of Parthenia, New York’s acclaimed quartet of viols, whose innovative annual concert series in New York always includes both old and new music. She has toured worldwide as a long-standing member of the Waverly Consort, has appeared as soloist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Les Arts Florissants and is a founding member of the Elizabethan group, My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, dedicated to exploring the unknown repertoire of Elizabethan and Jacobean England for lutes, viols and voices.

An interest in playing contemporary music as well as early music was fostered by many years working with the New York Consort of Viols.  Her busy teaching schedule has included numerous national and international workshops such as Charney Manor and the Benslow Music Trust in Hitchin, UK, Triora Musica in Liguria, Italy, the Cammac Music Center in Quebec, Amherst Early Music in New England, Pacific Northwest Viols in Seattle and the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s annual Conclave.

She directs the summer music course, Viols West, at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and teaches the viol consort for the renowned Collegium Musicum of Yale University. Ms. Morley has recorded for CBS Masterworks, Arabesque, Musical Heritage Society, Classic Masters, EMI/Angel, Museovich Productions and MSR Classics.