With an affinity for chamber music and an extensive performing career, Amy Schwartz Moretti has appeared in Europe and across North America since her solo concerto debut in Carnegie Hall. Recent appearances include concerts at Rome’s Palazzo Barberini in Italy, [le] Poisson Rouge in NYC, historic Fayetteville, Texas, and Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She previewed “Shades of Blue,” a violin concerto written for her, jazz trio and orchestra directed by composer Matt Catingub at the Fabian Concert Series. Upcoming engagements include her west coast performances withCamerata Pacifica, double concerto performances with cellist Robert deMaine and the Omaha Symphony with Music Director Thomas Wilkins and a European tour with concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Musée du Louvre in Paris as a member of the Ehnes Quartet. Amy is also violinist of the Cortona Piano Trio, Georgian Chamber Players and Moretti Duo and often collaborates with Robert McDuffie. Formerly Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and Florida Orchestra, she is Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, holder of the Caroline Paul King Violin Chair. In December 2013, she will appear in a PBS Special “A Grand Mercer Christmas” recorded for national broadcast on television from Macon’s Grand Opera House. Her degrees are from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a student of Donald Weilerstein. She performs on a G.B. Guadagnini violin from Piacenza, Italy, c1744, known as the “Canadian” through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.