Seattle Chamber Music Society Artistic Director James Ehnes admires and marvels at the diversity of experience and training that his colleague in the Ehnes String Quartet, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, brings to her playing and teaching. Along with a busy career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, Amy is a dedicated teacher. Her extraordinary skills in leadership, collaboration and the nurturing of young artists were developed in part through her work as concertmaster of leading American orchestras. Her teaching and coaching are acclaimed by students and colleagues alike, and her diverse artistic contributions earned her the Cleveland Institute’s Alumni Achievement Award. Amy Schwartz Moretti talks with KUOW Public Radio host and cellist Dave Beck about her favorite works at this year’s SCMS Winter Festival. Her approach to the music she plays is strongly influenced by her early training with classical music legends like Isaac Stern, Donald Weilerstein, and the Concertmaster Emeritus of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Zaven Melikian.