“Smart, period-instrument performances…the playing always had a polished, plump sound…” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“All seven scores comprising Tempesta’s program were played superbly.” — Chestnut Hill Local
“The model of a top-notch period orchestra,…Tempesta’s brilliant playing made the best case for the rarely played repertoire.” — Miami Herald
“The blend between Tempesta and Piffaro was special indeed.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“When Tempesta di Mare explores music’s past, it reminds listeners that the future has a lot to learn from it.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Tempesta di Mare … brought verve, grace, and spark to music that … always benefited from it.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“A perfect ending to Tempesta’s season.” — Broad Street Review
“It’s reassuring to know that the English and Europeans don’t have a monopoly on world class period ensembles … Tempesta di Mare is firmly in the vanguard. Volume 2 is eagerly awaited.” -Amazon Review
“★★★★ … music which charms as much today as when composed in 1724.” -BBC Music Magazine, June 2014
“ The ensemble performs with a nuanced sensitivity that immediately reveals the appeal of the music … Highly recommended.” -Early Music America, Winter 2014.
“…Although the theme was “Great Books,” only listening, not reading, was required.” — Broadway World – Classical
“…Playing on both a baroque, gut-strung violin and a metal-strung modern instrument, Ngai proved himself equally at home on both instruments and in both older and newer music.” — Chestnut Hill Local
” If Handel had been able to hear it, I think he might have said he wanted Tempesta di Mare and Choral Arts to play his second performance with him.” — Local Arts Live
“Did so little happen during that half century between Heinrich Schutz (who died in 1672) and J.S. Bach’s heyday in the 1720s? Tempesta di Mare is among a handful of baroque orchestras correcting that perception with colorful [scores] and terrific Tempesta playing.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“ ★★★★★… Tempesta di Mare has been making gorgeous Baroque music for a decade and is the only American group to record on the English Chandos label. This wonderful Fasch album shows us why.” Ariama, September 2012.