Michael O’Loghlin is a viola da gamba player, musicologist, teacher, a member of the Badinerie Players and a former member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He received his B.A. from the University of Sydney and his Ph.D at the University of Queensland. He also studied viola da gamba, double bass and historical performance practice in Vienna and Salzburg, with José Vázquez, Hannes Auersperg and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and attended masterclasses with Wieland Kuijken. He has performed and recorded widely in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and has given modern premieres of several works from his specialty area, the German late Baroque period. He is also a sessional lecturer in music history and performance practice at the University of Queensland School of Music. His book, Frederick the Great and His Musicians: the Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School was published by Ashgate in 2008.