Amy Schwartz Moretti
Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti has a musical career that spans nearly two decades. Recent projects include the international premiere in Kobe, Japan, of Three Shades of Blue, Matt Catingub’s concerto written for her; the recording of Schubert and Sibelius string quartets; performances of Beethoven’s complete cycle of string quartets in Seoul, Korea; and the McDuffie Center String Ensemble's Carnegie Hall debut with Ms. Moretti leading from the Concertmaster chair. Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings since its inception in the Mercer University Townsend School of Music, Ms. Moretti has developed the Fabian Concert Series on campus and holds the Caroline Paul King Chair in Strings. Former Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and Florida Orchestra, she has served as guest Concertmaster for the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, the New York Pops, and Hawaii Pops; and the festival orchestras of Brevard, Colorado, and Grand Teton. Ms. Moretti is a member of the Ehnes Quartet and maintains an active performing schedule of solo, chamber, and concertmaster appearances. Her dedication to collaboration and performance complements her directorship and inspires her teaching and coaching of the Center’s gifted young musicians. Through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society, she plays the 1744 G.B. Guadagnini violin known as the “Canadian," and gratefully acknowledges its extended loan.