John Ma (Baroque Violin, Viola, d'amore)

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Anton Baba


Viola da Gamba

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Australian-born violoncellist, Anton Baba studied Classical cello at the Eastman School of Music (USA 2006) after his initial studies in Perth. He completed postgraduate studies on the Baroque cello at the Royal Conservatorium, The Hague (2013), where he simultaneously undertook studies in viola da gamba.

Anton has worked as a skilled viola da gamba and Baroque cello player in the most experienced Baroque ensembles of Europe including Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and The Gabrieli Consort. Since returning to Australia in 2018, Anton has been a regular member of Orchestra of the Antipodes (Pinchgut Opera), Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

Anton is also a dedicated educator and a founding member of the ACO Foundations team providing music lessons and fostering creative skills for students at St Mary’s North Public School.

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