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Taylor WardJohn Taylor Ward’s performances have been praised by The New York Times for their “impressive clarity and color” and “velvety suaveness” and by The Washington Post for “finely calibrated precision and heart-rending expressivity.” Taylor has appeared as a principal artist on five continents, joining ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants (as a laureate of the Jardin des Voix), Collegium Vocale Ghent, and the Boston Camerata. Other recent credits include several roles in the Boston Early Music Festival’s cycle of Monteverdi operas and the premiere staging of a new opera for the Teatro Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, with the ensemble L’Arpeggiata. Originally from Boone, NC, Taylor is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and holds two advanced degrees from Yale University. He is a recipient of the Margot Fassler Award for excellence in research and performance (2012), the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize (2013), the Harriet Hale Wooley Scholarship for American Artists in Paris (2013), and the Carmel Bach Festival’s Virginia Best Adams Fellowship (2014).