Amy Schwartz Moretti
Amy Schwartz Moretti performs extensively appearing at artist series and music festivals across North America and in Europe. As violin winner of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, she made her recital debut at the San Miguel de Allende International Music Festival. She made her New York solo concerto debut at Carnegie Hall a few months before graduating valedictorian from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a student of Donald Weilerstein. While studying for her Master’s, she won the concertmaster audition of The Florida Orchestra marking the beginning of her professional career. Amy then served as Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony before joining Mercer University as Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings in 2007. She coordinates the Fabian Concert Series and the Young Artist component of the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy as well as the Center’s Labor Day Festival. She is Caroline Paul King Violin Chair, leader of the MCS Ensemble, violinist of Cortona Trio with Julie Albers and Elizabeth Pridgen, and often collaborates with Robert McDuffie. With James Ehnes, Richard O’Neill and Robert deMaine, she is a member of the Ehnes Quartet. Recent recording projects include Shostakovich and Barber quartets with the Ehnes Quartet, Prokofiev and Bartók duets with James Ehnes, and John Harbison’s newly commissioned String Trio with Richard O’Neill and Ani Aznavoorian. In December, she was featured in the nationally televised PBS Special, A Grand Mercer Christmas. Amy Schwartz Moretti performs on a G.B. Guadagnini violin, Piacenza, 1744, known as the Canadian on extended loan to her through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society in Chicago.