Brent Wissick is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches cello, viola da gamba and early music ensembles. A member of Ensemble Chanterelle and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is a frequent guest with American Bach Soloists, Folger Consort, Concert Royal, Musica Angelica, Smithsonian Chamber Players and Dallas Bach Society as well as Collegio di Musica Sacra in Poland. He was an NEH Fellow at Harvard, taught at the Aston Magna Academy at Yale and served as chair of Higher Education for Early Music America. A former student of John Hsu at Cornell University, he has performed and taught at many of the important schools, workshops and festivals in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. His recording of Sonatas and Cantatas by Bononcini was released by Centaur and his online video article about them will be published by the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also recorded for Albany and Koch International. He is currently Past President of the Viola Gamba Society of America, having served as President from 2000 through 2004 and a board member since 1986.