Amanda Verner VIOLA

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, violist Amanda Verner’s performances have been praised by the New York Times as “alluring” and “passionate”. She earned a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute as a student of Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. Amanda received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of violists Misha Amory, Roberto Diaz, and Michael Tree.

Amanda’s recent performances include her solo debut at Carnegie Hall, performing Steve Mackey’s  “Ground Swell” as part of the 21st Century American Contemporary Ensemble workshop by John Adams and David Robertson; collaborating on a European tour with artists Pamela Frank and Roberto Diaz; and a Chamber Music New Zealand tour with the MELERensemble, which was described as “four outstanding talents, blending them into a note-perfect, seamless ensemble” by The Northern Advocate (New Zealand).

She has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Seiji Ozawa International Academy and has been a member of the Verbier Festival and Chamber Orchestras. She has served as principal violist of Symphony in C, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal of the Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. In recent years, she has toured Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe & America with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.