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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. Her strong devotion to chamber music and entrepreneurial spirit and has given rise to two successful chamber music series, 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.
Amado’s reach is equally broad as an orchestral player, having toured the country as a member of the Saint Louis Symphony and the Oregon Symphony. She is the former Associate Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra, and has 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, 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. Amado received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student at The Juilliard School. Her pedagogical training was done at the prestigious School for Strings in New York.
Performing for Amado will be violinists:
Clare Choi playing Partita No. 3 by Bach
Julia Hacker playing Partita No. 2 by Bach
Jacqueline Wu playing Hejre Kati by Hubay
Ivan Yen playing Concerto No. 1 by Accolay
They will be accompanied by Dawn C. Stevens and Nicholas Wu.