Brent Wissick is the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished 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 the Dallas Bach Society, Folger Consort, Concert Royal, Smithsonian Consort of Viols, Boston Early Music Festival and American Bach Soloists as well as Collegio di Musica Sacra in Poland. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities 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 has been published by the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also recorded for Albany, Titanic, Dux, Radio-Bremen and Koch International. Currently, he is Past President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, having served as President from 2000 through 2004, chair of the 2007 Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering, and a board member since 1986.