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John Armato came from Los Angeles to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study guitar in the studio of Ray Chester.  While in Los Angeles he won Superior Performance and Faculty Honors awards in classical guitar.  After earning his BM in guitar, John went on to earn his MM in lute performance in the studio of Mark Cudek also at the Peabody Conservatory in 2008.  In Baltimore John performs regularly with the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, Peabody Consort and is a co-founder of Heaven's Noyse. He has recently appeared with the National Gallery of Arts Vocal Ensemble with Rosa Lamoreaux in Washington D.C and on national television in Taiwan with counter-tenor Peter Lee.  In 2009 John performed opera scenes from the 17th century with Stephen Stubbs and the Seattle Academy of Opera.  Mr. Armato's recording of Francesco Da Milano's "Recercar no. 33" will appear in a short film "Heloise: From Hell and Back for Love". John has performed on "Maryland in the Morning" on WYPR.  John has recently performed with soprano Rosa Lamoreaux and baritone William Sharp at the French Embassy. In 2010 John performed with the Peabody Consort in a tour through Taiwan and Japan, including, the Kaoshiung Cultural Center, Chi-Mei museum in Tainan, National Concert Hall in Taipe and Suginami Kokaido in Tokyo, Japan and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in 2013.  John has toured through out the east coast with Arceci-Mckean and Friends and Charm City Baroque. He played with Peabody Consort on a second tour through Taiwan in December 2012 and In May of 2013 John performed a solo concert at the Kaohsiung museum of fine arts in celebration of the opening of the new Devine Michaelangelo exhibit. John has recently recorded an album of English and Italian songs with soprano Nola Richardson called “How Sweet the Torment”.  When John is not performing with these groups he’s teaching a full schedule of students.  He has a position at Montgomery College in Rockville Maryland where he teaches classical guitar and a small early music ensemble. He also teaches at International school of Music and Music and Arts where he teaches rock and classical guitar to students of all levels and ages. “John Armato on theorbo…rounded out the ensemble weaving spare, delicately plucked accompaniments” The Washington post Dec. 20th 2011


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