"Stylish and accomplished."

 — The Strad

". . . superb dexterity and luscious tone."
— blogcritics.org


". . . the boat to my desert island might sink with all the wonderful cellists I’d want to bring with me: Casals, Pierre Fournier, Jacqueline du Pré, Anner Bylsma, Yo-Yo Ma, Pieter Wispelwey, Christophe Coin, and now Shirley Hunt." 

 — Early Music America

"Soulful renditions . . a resonant, singing tone that stays in the mind." 

 — Facts & Arts

". . . viola da gamba player Shirley Hunt left a lasting impression in the aria Es ist vollbracht."
 — Boston Classical Review

"Cellist Shirley Hunt provided her own extraordinary cadenza
that slyly incorporated quotations from Bach, Purcell, and
Handel himself."

— Boston Musical Intelligencer

"With commendable technical felicity and imaginative spark,
Hunt is luminescent in her delightful debut solo recording."

 — MusicWeb International

"One of the highlights of this recording is the middle movement
of the viola da gamba sonata, especially beautiful in Hunt’s
control of her persistent and sustained slow bows."

 — Harmonia Early Music, Indiana Public Media

"The arioso was followed by the exquisitely rendered tenor aria
Erwäge, wie wie sein blutgefärbte Rücken, with the muted
violins leading the ritornello and a nimbly-played
viola da gamba (Shirley Hunt) joining the continuo."

— Boston Musical Intelligencer

"Her technical command is matched by imagination and
revelation of a high order."   

— Cornish College of the Arts News 

"...a snapped string on Hunt's cello (which didn't slow
her up a bit) actually enhanced the overall effect."

— The Boston Globe