Bruce Dickey is a performer and researcher who has devoted himself since 1975 to the revival of the cornetto. He taught at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel (Switzerland) for forty years until 2016 and is founder and co-director of the ensemble Concerto Palatino. As a performer he has made many groundbreaking recordings and has collaborated with most of the leading figures in the field of early music. For his acheivements the Historic Brass Society awarded him in 2000 the Christopher Monk Award for "his monumental work in cornetto performance, historical performance practice and musicological scholarship." He has published numerous articles on the cornetto and performance practice. In the past few years his project Breathtaking, together with Czech soprano Hana Blažíková has achieved notable critical and popular success around the world.