About Barb Hunter

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Barb Hunter

I am a Skagit-County based cellist and cello teacher with 40 years of playing experience in both classical and rock/folk/pop settings. I studied with Geraldine Sutyak of the Cincinnati Symphony (herself a student of the great Janos Starker), baroque specialist Brent Wissick at UNC Chapel Hill, and LaSalle Quartet cellist Lee Fiser at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. I am a confident and passionate player with a profound enthusiasm for sharing music both as a performer and as an educator. I played in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra for ten years, serving as the Principal cellist from 2015-2018, and I have recently found a new orchestral home with the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra. I have also played in the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra , Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, and the Starry Night Players. I am currently available for live performances, recording sessions, string arrangements, and cello lessons for all ages and all levels in Bellingham and Skagit County.

Contact me at barbhuntercello@gmail.com for more information on lessons or recording sessions.

5 thoughts on “About Barb Hunter”

  1. Don’t need lessons. Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your contribution to the Afghan Whigs song Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer. It is far and away my favorite rock instrumental of all time.
    A new friend of mine who is an artist in Los Angeles is learning the cello and I played that for her last night for the first time and of course she loved it.
    I thought you should know. Thank you very much.

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  2. Hi Barb, I’m a million miles away in the fractured UK but I too wanted to pay homage to your incredible skills. You have such an incredible resume and you should really update it with both Pigface and Afghan Whigs. The Dulli/McCollum/Curley/Buchignani/Chichester/Hunter/Falsetti/Smith line up is the best rock band that has ever walked the planet. Your playing with the band moves me loads and fills me with joy. I love strings in a rock setting. I’m so gutted we lost Shawn last year. What a terrible day it was. I’m friends with Happy and Laura. They’re still rocking Columbus though Laura has been unwell. They’re both my heroes.
    My friend has taken up cello and my first recommendation/role model is you and your body of work.
    Thanks for being you. Thanks for the music. I’ve got friends in Seattle so I will forward your website to them.
    By the way Santana drummer Mike Shrieve is in Seattle, he had been recording with Shawn. You should do something with him, Skerik, and Keith Lowe. Dream line up right there!
    Kind regards
    Sandy

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    1. Thanks, Sandy! I’ve been on recordings with Keith Lowe as well as Skerik, but we’ve never actually played at the same time together. Maybe someday! Thanks for your kind words…I have nothing but fond memories for those days playing with the Afghan Whigs as well as Pigface. I was actually supposed to tour with Pigface in Spring of 2020 but naturally the gigs were cancelled. Again, maybe someday! Cheers to you.

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