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Misha Amory, Viola

 

Misha Amory

Violist

Since winning the 1991 Naumburg Viola Award, Misha Amory has been acclaimed as one of the leading American violists of his generation. He has performed with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and has been presented in recital at New York's Tully Hall, Los Angeles' Ambassador series, Philadelphia's Mozart on the Square festival,  Boston's Gardner Museum, Houston's Da Camera series and Washington's Phillips Collection. He has been invited to perform at the Marlboro Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Vancouver Festival, the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society, and he released a recording of Hindemith sonatas on the Musical Heritage Society label.


Mr. Amory is a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet, which enjoys a distinguished concert career in the United States and abroad. Winners of the inaugural Cleveland Quartet Award and the 1995 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Quartet was also the inaugural group for the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center's new program, Chamber Music Society II.  Touring worldwide, the Quartet has appeared in Wigmore Hall, London; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Konzerthaus, Vienna; the Opera House, Sydney; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and at home in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York, as well as at many other distinguished venues.  The Quartet has recorded music of  Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Charles Wuorinen, Bruce Adolphe, and Steven Mackey.  The Quartet was in residence at Princeton University from 1999 to 2014, and since 2014 has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music..


Mr. Amory holds degrees from Yale University and the Juilliard School. His principal teachers were Heidi Castleman, Caroline Levine and Samuel Rhodes. Himself a dedicated  teacher, Mr. Amory serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.