THE HUNT-BERRY DUO
Shirley Hunt, cello
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
The Hunt-Berry Duo is comprised of two artists who have dedicated their careers not just to historical instruments, but to the study of late 18th and early 19th century performance practices. Shirley Hunt, hailed for her Bach playing by The Strad as “…stylish and accomplished,” recently became the first woman, the first American, and the first person of color to complete a compendium recording of J.S. Bach’s Suites and Sonatas for cello and viola da gamba. Sylvia Berry, lauded by Early Music America Magazine as “…a complete master of rhetoric, whether in driving passagework or cantabile adagios,” made a critically acclaimed recording of Haydn’s London Sonatas on an 1806 Broadwood, and has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician on a wide variety of historical keyboard instruments.
The Hunt-Berry Duo's recent engagements include performances presented by Friends of Music (Stamford, NY), Museum Concerts of Rhode Island, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, and Steeple Concerts at St. Paul's (Westfield, NJ).
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata Op. 5, No. 2 for cello and fortepiano
The Hunt-Berry Duo live in Westfield, NJ, January 23, 2022