2019-20 Artists Artists

BRENT WISSICK – CELLO/VIOLA DA GAMBA

Brent Wissick (Professor) has taught cello, viola da gamba, and chamber music at UNC-CH since 1982. A member of Ensemble Chanterelle and principal cellist of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is also a frequent guest with American Bach Soloists, Folger Consort, Boston Early Music Festival, Concert Royal, Dallas Bach Society,...READ MORE

RICHARD STONE – THEORBO

Lutenist Richard Stone has performed as soloist and accompanist worldwide. The New York Times called his playing “beautiful” and “lustrously melancholy,” while the Washington Post described it as having “the energy of a rock solo and the craft of a classical cadenza.” He founded and co-directs Philadelphia baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare. Soloist engagements...READ MORE

KIRSTEN JERMÉ – CELLO

Kirsten Jermé cellist has taught chamber music throughout the region for North Carolina Chamber Music Institue, Kidznotes, MYCO and the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop.  Formerly principal cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic and cellist of the Larchmere and Eykamp String Quartets, she has performed chamber music extensively throughout the U.S....READ MORE

ROBERT ANEMONE – VIOLIN

Violinist Robert Anemone has been praised for his “complete command, beautiful sound, and firmness without anxiety” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). First prize winner of the 2015 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Strings Competition, the 2013-14 New England Conservatory Violin Competition, and the 2007 Concord Young Artist Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with the...READ MORE

BILLY SIMMS – THEORBO, LUTE, BAROQUE GUITAR

William Simms is a graduate of The College of Wooster and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He is an active performer on the classical guitar, lute and theorbo. He has performed with the Cleveland Opera, Apollo’s Fire, the Baltimore Consort and the Violins of Lafayette. He has recorded on the...READ MORE

SARA MOORE – MUSIC SPECIALIST

Sara Moore earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Appalachian State University and her Master of Music degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Although a piano major, she studied violin from middle school through college and knew that...READ MORE

LOW & LOWER

When not in full professor mode at UNCSA, cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe are Low & Lower, America’s #1-selling cello bass duo. This ensemble’s performances are a mash-up of artistry, virtuosity, and satire. With MacGyver-like determination they create, inspire and commission works using only the limited materials at hand...READ MORE

GAIL ANN SCHROEDER – VIOLA DA GAMBA

Gail Ann Schroeder studied viola da gamba performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels, Belgium, with Wieland Kuijken, obtaining her First Prize and Higher Diploma, with distinction; and subsequently taught viola da gamba, pedagogy and directed the viol consort there from 1988 to 2002. Ms. Schroeder has performed extensively...READ MORE

JAAP TER LINDEN – BAROQUE CELLO/VIOLA DA GAMBA

(Leipzig Locals, 2/3/19, 2 pm) As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the very beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles as co-founder of Musica da Camera and principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra....READ MORE

KATHIE STEWART – TRAVERSO/RECORDER

Hailed as a virtuoso by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kathie Stewart is a founding member and principal flute of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. An advocate of the baroque flute as a mainstream instrument, Stewart serves as Teacher of Baroque Flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Visiting...READ MORE