Amy Galluzzor, Violinist

Praised for her “stunning rendition [of Danses sacrés et profanes]” (WGBH Boston) and her “incredible speed and energy” (Sarasota Herald Tribune), Amy Galluzzo enjoys an active career as both a chamber musician and soloist. As a member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, she tours around the United States, performing a wide range of repertoire. Amy has performed at several prestigious summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Taos, and Sarasota Music Festival, and has collaborated with artists such as Masuko Ushioda, Carol Rodland, James Buswell and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. More unusual collaborations include Yihan Chen, pipa, Scott McConnell, steel pan, and Dariush Saghafi, santoor.

Recent highlights include Carpe Diem’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2017 and the release of Amy’s first several recordings: The Art of Calligraphy (Albany Records), featuring the music of one of NPR’s 10 Favorites, Iranian-born Reza Vali, and Volumes 4 and 5 of the complete String Quartets of Sergei Taneyev (Naxos Records). Current recording projects include the complete string quartets of D.C.-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff (both on Naxos Records) and more music by Reza Vali. Carpe Diem String Quartet has been the recipient of many grants and awards, including the 2015 Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant, five PNC ArtsAlive Grants.

A finalist in the Naftzger Competition and the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, and recipient of the Jules C. Reiner Prize for violin, Amy has been heard in recital and concert across Europe and America and has served as concertmaster under the batons of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Amy Galluzzo began her violin studies in Great Britain and went on to study with Dona Lee Croft, a professor at the Royal College of Music, London. Amy received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with Honors, and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Marylou Speaker Churchill and James Buswell. She has studied with members of the Borromeo, Brentano, Shanghai, American and Concord Quartets.

Amy teaches through the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education department. She has given masterclasses and workshops at University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida State University, Palm Beach University, Eastern Arizona College and numerous music programs for students of all ages and has taught at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference since 2015.

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