Martha Bishop, violone, bass violin, baroque 'cello & viola da gamba, studied viola da gamba with John Hsu at Cornell University. She has taught
cello, viola da gamba and composition at Agnes Scott College and viola da gamba at Emory University, and is a frequent workshop clinitian on viola da gamba in the US and abroad.
An experienced performer, Martha has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, K.E.M.P. (Knoxville Early Music Project), Harmonie Universelle, and the Atlanta Bach Choir. She has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony in Bach's St. John Passion and Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Martha is past president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and currently serves as the Musical Director of its annual Conclave.
She also finds time to frequently contribute to the Newsletter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America , the Atlanta Early Music Newsletter, "Broadside".
Her didactic publications, editions of early music and compositions for viola da gamba and cello are used worldwide. She has also successfully completed in several composition contests writing music for early music instruments. Her compositions are published by PRB Publications, Fountain Park Publishing Company, and are available in audio format from Finale's "SmartMusic."
Photo credit: Richard Calmes
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