Press

  • "Priscilla Herreid’s puckish playing was superb tribute to van Eyck as she defied all laws of speed and difficulty with delicate phrasing and outstandingly clear articulation."

  • "In a race against time to wrap the two-day shoot, musician Priscilla Herreid played one virtuoso take after another..."

  • February 10, 2020

    Tim Sawyier, Chicago Classical Review - Piffaro joins Newberry Consort

    "Piffaro member Priscilla Herreid was a standout among the wind band’s many strong performers. Often playing [t]he top line with soprano recorder or a higher shawm, she highlighted the stylish ensemble with thoughtful phrasing and enviable intonation."

  • December 16, 2019

    Margaret Darby, phindie -

    "TYDINGS TREW (Piffaro):

    Shining with warmth and light"

    "Herreid was able to create a vocal quality to her softly sustained recorder notes which so closely matched the focused clarity of [Nell] Snaidas’ soprano that the blend of the two became a subtle weave of sound fabric."

  • March 17, 2019

    Margaret Darby, Broad Street Review -

    "Piffaro and Sonnambula present

    ‘Dancers’ Delight’"

     

    "...when Priscilla Herreid picks up the recorder, she has magic. Is it the microsecond longer she spends on one note or the tiny fraction of a degree of pitch she knows how to place?"

    "...the bagpipes, in the hands of Joan Kimball and Priscilla Herreid, could be either soft or blast forth like a Scottish highlander."

  • May 25, 2018

    James R. Oestreich, The New York Times -

    Happy Error: The Week in Classical Music

    "...But as so often these days, I was struck by superb performers who typically fly just under the radar: in this case, the three oboists, led by Priscilla Herreid."

  • October 15, 2017

    David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer - 

    Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare celebrates ever-present, ever-elusive Telemann

    "Priscilla Herreid was downright amazing on baroque oboe."

  • September 12, 2016

    James R. Oestreich, New York Times -

    "A Sublime Survey of Baroque Music"

    "...a thing of special beauty with its accompaniment of pizzicato strings and soaring recorder, gorgeously played by Priscilla Herreid. "

  • March 22, 2016

    Tom Purdom, Broad St Review -

    "Piffaro presents ‘Mummers’ Delight.'

    Songbirds and roasted birds"

    "...Priscilla Herreid deserves special mention for her lively, perfectly pitched evocation of the nightingale...Young musicians like Priscilla Herreid prove [the period instrument] resurrection of the past has a future."

  • May 19, 2015

    Tom Purdom, Broad St Review -

    "Piffaro and Laughing Bird celebrate

    Cipriano de Rore"

    "Priscilla Herreid played a set of variations on the soprano recorder... and produced a series of virtuoso displays that flowed from note to note with an unbroken, almost liquid, continuity. That’s a hard trick to pull off on the recorder and it creates a mesmerizing effect when it succeeds."

  • February 16, 2014

    Christine Facciolo, Delaware Arts INfo Blog

    "Mélomanie Delivered Musical Treats for Wilmington Valentines"

    "Herreid did herself proud, soloing in the Sarabande, which features a delicate italianate melody of great beauty."

    "Herreid once again showed her mastery of the Baroque oboe — a notoriously difficult beast to tame — in [Louis-Antoine Dornel's] Sonata n G Major..."

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