Meredith Amado

Photo courtesy of Meredith Amado

Meredith Amado, violin

November 26, 2012 Monday @ 8 p.m. Recital Hall

Praised by critics for her “technical aplomb and musical responsiveness”, violinist Meredith Amado enjoys a career that spans continents and musical styles.

Ms. Amado’s first love is chamber music, and in that capacity she has collaborated with a broad range of today’s finest talents playing recitals across the United States to consistent critical acclaim. Ms. Amado has been heard as a soloist and recitalist in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. Her strong devotion to chamber music and entrepreneurial spirit has given rise to two successful chamber music series (in Missouri and Delaware), a string quartet, a piano quartet and a string trio that made two Atlantic crossings with Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth II. Currently, she performs with pianist Hiroko Yamazaki both in recital and as members of the newly formed Pyxis Piano Quartet–the resident ensemble of the Delaware Art Museum. Her reach is equally broad as an orchestral player, having toured the West Coast, Midwest and East Coast as a member of the Saint Louis Symphony and the Oregon Symphony. Ms. Amado is the former Associate Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra. She has also made frequent appearances with the New Jersey Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Delaware Orchestra.

In addition to performing, Ms. Amado is a committed teacher. Understanding the value of early, focused and caring guidance, she has introduced dozens of youngsters and their parents to the joys of making music at New York’s School for Strings, Turtle Bay Music School and Lucy Moses School at Merkin Hall. She has also helped older students launch their careers at the Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University and Eastern Music Festival. She recently served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, PA.

Ms. Amado received her Bachelor and Master’s degree as a scholarship student at The Juilliard School where she worked with renowned pedagogues Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann. Her pedagogical training was done at the prestigious School for Strings in New York. In addition, she has a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.

Ms. Amado is from Charlottesville, Virginia where she began violin studies at the age of five. She now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband, three children and dog. She plays on a 1662 Nicolo Amati violin.

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