Starting his professional career as a viol player, William Hunt was a founding member of the viol consort Fretwork and for many years a member of the chamber ensemble London Baroque, in which he developed his interest in violones. He is now principal violone with the Dunedin Consort and has frequently made guest appearances as a specialist violone player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Taverner Consort and many other period instrument orchestras and ensembles. Over the years he has held teaching posts at several music conservatories. In 1989 he launched Fretwork Editions, a specialist publisher of viol-related music, of which he is director and general editor, with a particular interest in researching the history and performance practice of the English verse anthem. In recent years he has directed residential courses and workshops both in the UK and in Europe.
Faculties / departments: Historical Performance