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Artist Biographies

Amy Schwartz Moretti

Amy Scswartz Moretti

Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti performs extensively as a chamber musician and soloist. She has appeared across North America and in Europe since her solo concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in 1998. Recent engagements include concerts in Seattle, Montréal, Macon, Cleveland, Miami, Atlanta and Rome, Italy. She has performed at Chamber Music Northwest and the Aspen Music Festival in duos with Robert McDuffie, and was featured soloist at the Brevard Music Center with Keith Lockhart conducting. She has been featured with the orchestras of Asheville, Corvallis, Florida, Omaha, Oregon, Portland-Columbia, Salem and Valdosta, among others, and at the Astoria Music Festival. Ms. Moretti is a member of the newly formed Ehnes String Quartet that has made critically acclaimed performances during the 2011-12 season leading to numerous upcoming engagements including a European tour with appearances in London’s Wigmore Hall and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. She is also a member of the Cortona Piano Trio, the Georgian Chamber Players of Atlanta and serves as a concertmaster for music director Donald Runnicles at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. Formerly concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and Florida Orchestra, Ms. Moretti is director of the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music where she holds the Caroline Paul King Chair in Strings. She coordinates the Fabian Concert Series, and in Italy, oversees the Young Artist component of the Rome Chamber Music Festival Born in Wisconsin, Ms. Moretti grew up in North Carolina and California and now lives in Georgia with her husband and two young sons. Her solo CD Kaleidoscope (Sono Luminus) was released in 2011.