CELLO, VIOLA DA GAMBA
Praised by The Strad as “stylish and accomplished,” Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras on baroque cello and viola da gamba. Ms. Hunt has performed and recorded with the nation’s leading period instrument ensembles including the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego, and Mercury (Houston). She performs regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Jurassic Technology, where she is an artist in residence. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ms. Hunt was born into a musical family and is the younger sister of the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Ms. Hunt performs on a 1775 English cello by William Forster Sr. and a bass viola da gamba by John Pringle.