Our 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

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

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

SUZANNE ROUSSO – VIOLA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Suzanne Rousso was trained at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Eastman School and the New England Conservatory, earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in viola performance. Some of her teachers included Eugene Becker, Max Aronoff, Heidi Castleman and Walter Trampler. In her early career she held orchestral positions...READ MORE

DAVID WILSON – BAROQUE VIOLIN

David Wilson has performed extensively with period instrument ensembles in the United States and Europe, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, and as concertmaster with Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, the California Bach Society, Apollo Baroque Orchestra, the Dayton Bach Society, and Ensemble Musical Offering. An...READ MORE

ELIZABETH PHELPS – VIOLIN/ BAROQUE VIOLIN

Elizabeth Phelps is currently the Principal Second Violin of the North Carolina Symphony. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Paul Kantor and Stephen Rose. While in school she joined the Canton Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann, acting as principal second...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

Robbie Link, violone

ROBBIE LINK is a performer and teacher on the double bass, cello, electric bass, viola da gamba, and violone. Link performs and records with many period instrument, chamber, jazz, and folk music ensembles and enjoys performing everything from Baroque to Bluegrass. He is instructor of double bass and cello at...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

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

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

STEPHANIE VIAL – BAROQUE CELLO

Stephanie Vial, cellist,  (British Baroque-ish, 5/30/19) is the Assistant Director of the Vivaldi Project. A sought-after chamber musician and soloist, Vial has performed with many of North America’s period instrument ensembles including such groups as Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and the Apollo Ensemble. She has...READ MORE

Bonnie Thron

BONNIE THRON – CELLO

(American Mavericks) Bonnie Thron joined the North Carolina Symphony as principal cellist in 2000. She currently is a member of the piano quartet Quercus and frequently plays with the Mallarme Chamber Players. In the summers she plays in the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival in Maine. Previously she was a...READ MORE

Martha Perry, baroque violin

Martha Perry performs on Baroque violin and viola. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her playing has been called “ideally realized…taut and loaded with nuance” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ms. Perry performs with many U.S. period instrument ensembles including the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort,...READ MORE

Mimi Solomon, piano

American pianist Mimi Solomon enjoys a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed throughout the United States, China, Japan and Europe, has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Shanghai Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, and Yale Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured on numerous radio and television broadcasts including the...READ MORE

Jackie Wolborsky

JACQUELINE SAED WOLBORSKY – VIOLIN

Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky is the Principal Second Violin of the North Carolina Symphony. Before coming to North Carolina, Jacqueline was a member of the Charleston Symphony and an adjunct professor of violin at the College of Charleston. She has been a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and the...READ MORE

Andrea Edith Moore, soprano

Soprano Andrea Edith Moore (Sauerkraut, May 30, 2017) brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” to myriad leading roles including Pamina, Zerlina, The Countess, Anne Trulove and Manon among others. Ms. Moore is a regular singer with the North Carolina Opera where...READ MORE

BARBARA WEISS – harpsichord and organ

Barbara Weiss (British Baroque-ish, 5/30/19) has diverse musical experiences ranging from performing and recording classical Cambodian music to directing a Baroque opera company, to chairing a university early music program. She has served on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, as well the Universities of Minnesota and...READ MORE

Rachel Niketopoulos, horn

The seventh of eight children growing up in a house full of art, music, and bicycles in Davenport Iowa, Rachel Niketopoulos began playing the horn at age 11. She studied horn performance at the Universities of Iowa and Missouri (Kansas City). As a student, she attended the Music Academy of...READ MORE

Chris Caudill, horn

Christopher Caudill began playing the horn at age ten while living in London, England with his family. Piano and violin lessons failed to do the trick, but a London Symphony concert at the Barbican with famous soloist Barry Tuckwell made him fall in love with the horn. At Northwestern University...READ MORE