I am thrilled to announce that my debut CD has been reviewed in Early Music America Magazine. (Summer 2014)
"Boston-based fortepianist Sylvia Berry has chosen an 1806 Broadwood grand... and the instrument is the right tool for this job. Berry is a complete master of the rhetoric throughout, whether in the driving passagework of the allegros or the cantabile adagios. A wonderful debut that augurs more wonders to a come."
Also in Fanfare:
“To say that Berry plays these works with vim, vigor, verve, and vitality, is actually a bit of an understatement, for she also understands the innovative aspect of this music and conveys it through her playing with keen attentiveness to the scores’ dynamic markings…"
In the news...
"Sylvia Berry's recital opened with the quiet, searching adagio of Mozart's Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 282, a gutsy gambit that revealed a poetic sensibility and a willingness to draw listeners in with spaces to pause and reflect. These qualities contrasted nicely with up-tempo movements, which were handled with verve."
— Benjamin Dunham, Early Music America
"Special applause for continuo fortepianist Sylvia Berry, [who played] as if she were one of the actors."
— Lloyd Schwartz, Boston Phoenix