Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Morton Cahn

Morton Cahn, contrabass, started playing the piano at age 8 and the bass at age 11. He studied at the New England Conservatory with Henry Portnoi, principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He freelanced in the New England area with such groups as Dinosaur Annex, Musica Viva, Banchetto Musicale, Boston Pops, New Hampshire Symphony, Vermeer Quartet, and Emmanuel Music. Morton came to New York in 1982, where he received a Masters degree in Computer Sciences at Polytechnic University and has since worked for Bankers Trust and Citibank, and is now employed as a programmer at Netik, a financial software house. In New York he has played for Ensemble for Early Music, Concert Royale, and the Kingsborough Symphony. He studied composition with Bruce McKinney.
      In addition to his Sonata for Strings, which Musica Bella will perform on April 12 and 13, 2008, he has composed arrangements of psalms and poems.

Musica Bella concerts: March 13, 2005; March 26, 2006; May 21, 2006; June 17, 2006; June 18, 2006; July 8, 2006; October 1, 2006; October 4, 2006; October 22, 2006; December 10, 2006; January 20, 2007; January 21, 2007; February 18, 2007; April 15, 2007; May 5, 2007; May 6, 2007; June 9, 2007; June 24, 2007; September 8, 2007; September 9, 2007; October 14, 2007; October 21, 2007; December 1, 2007; December 2, 2007

This bio last updated October 28, 2007