Mark Cudek

Artistic Director, Early Music, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Director of the Early Music Department, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

M.M., Peabody Conservatory; B.F.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Mark is a founding member of the Baltimore Consort and is currently the Director of the Early Music Department at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and the Artistic Director of the Interlochen Early Music Workshop and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

Mark has been a guest artist with the Catacoustic Consort, Hesperus, Folger Consort, Western Wind, Piffaro, Pomerium and Apollo's Fire. He was Early Music America's 2001 recipient of the Thomas Binkley Award for Outstanding Collegium Director and in 2005 received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Early Music Education. He was also the top prize winner of the first annual Baltimore Chamber Music Competition. His appearances have included the Boston Early Music Festival; Tage Alter Music, Regensburg; Glasgow International Early Music Festival; Vienna Konzerthaus; Teatro Nacional, Panama; New York Metropolitan Museum; Spoleto Festival, Charleston; and the Kennedy Center. Radio appearances have included NPR, CBC and the BBC and he appeared on television for CNN's "World Beat." Mark was also a featured performer on the "Hunter's Moon" and "Sleepy Hollow" sound tracks. Former faculty, College of the Virgin Islands, Towson University.