The Baroque Workshop yesterday with Stephanie Vial and Brent Wissick was a big success in spite of the early Sunday morning call. A goodly number of cellists came to Person Hall at UNC-Chapel, some from as far away as Virginia and Fuquay Varina. Brent and Stephanie were absolutely wonderful, engaging, animated and filled with interesting ideas for everyone. They also played together, giving us a fine rendition of the Adagio of Vivaldi's 3rd Sonata demonstrating beautifully the aesthetic and approach they've been studying for years. A presentation of several musical examples, using both manuscript and modern day printing projected on to a large screen, made it easy for us to see and play different dances in the baroque style. After an question and answer period and a coffee break, the group moved to a larger room to play cello ensemble pieces.
Some extra titbits - Brent's Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music http://sscm-jscm.org/v12/no1/wissick.html
and "Memories of Penn State, Advice for Students" https://youtu.be/Qy-ssgw0FSM
Thanks to Tim Holley for sending these links.
Below is an example of exquisite baroque playing. Brent, am I correct in thinking Elisabeth Reed is a Chapel Hill girl?