Internationally recognized as one of the leading
authorities in the history of vocal style and technique,
soprano SALLY SANFORD has recorded for Albany
Records, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Lyrachord, and Musical
Heritage Society. She has performed as a soloist with many
distinguished ensembles including Ensemble for Early Music,
Aston Magna, Sequentia, and the Folger Consort, among others.
As a choral clinician, she has worked with many amateur and
professional choirs, including the New York Collegium and
Miss Sanford has been an Artist-in- Residence at UCLA, Duke,
UVA, Florida State, and the University of Southern Maine,
among others, and has taught courses in music history, theory
and performance practice at Queens College-CUNY, Dartmouth,
and the Hartt School of Music. A summa cum laude graduate
of Yale, where she studied both literature and music, she
holds a DMA degree from Stanford University. She has studied
voice with former Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Herta
Glaz and soprano (now conductor) Susan Davenny Wyner. She
currently maintains private teaching studios in Concord,
Massachusetts. Please also
LIDDELL is in high demand as a continuo player, performing
with many of America's leading period instrument
ensembles, including Boston Baroque, Apollo's Fire (Cleveland),
the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the New York Collegium,
and in the Aston Magna and the Boston Early Music Festivals.
She recently performed in the US Premier of Heiner Goebbel's
Songs of War I Have Seen with the London Sinfonietta and
the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of the
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Titanic,
Wildboar and Centaur Records.
Her solo recording, La belle voilée is available
on the Centaur label. Her edition, Sacred Music for Lute,
Vol. I is available through Lyre
Editions. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Liddell
the Soloist Diploma from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
in Basel, Switzerland. She is a Teaching Associate at Boston
University. Please also visit www.catherineliddell.com.
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
the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is a frequent guest
with American Bach Soloists, Folger Consort, Concert
Royal, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Boston Early Music
Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival 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,
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, and Koch
he is Past President of the Viola
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. Please also visit Mr.
Wissick's UNC web page.