Mark Cudek is Chair of the Early Music Department at the Peabody Conservatory, Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and a founding member of the Baltimore Consort. In recognition of his work as Founder/Director of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the High School Early Music Program at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Mark received from Early Music America the 2001 Thomas Binkley Award and the 2005 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Early Music Education. Mark is the 2014 recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Global Achievement Award. He has performed with Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), Catacoustic Consort, Folger Consort, and Hesperus, and in his youth, worked as a café guitarist in the Virgin Islands. Mark is also director of the Peabody Consort, an ensemble consisting of alumni from Peabody’s Early Music program, which has toured Rome, Taiwan, Japan, and the Dominican Republic. Selected festival appearances are the Boston Early Music Festival, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and Tage Alter Musik/ Regensburg, with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum, National Theatre of Panama, and Vienna Konzerthaus. Mark has recorded on the Dorian, Eclectra, Koch International, Linn, and Windham Hill labels.