Amy Tan, Viola
Violist Amy Huimei Tan is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of artistic experiences through performing and collaborating across a wide range of musical styles and artistic disciplines.
An avid chamber musician based in NYC, Amy performs with the Bergamot Quartet with whom she most recently recorded and released their debut album In the Brink with New Focus Recordings. With Bergamot Quartet, she has commissioned works by composers Charles Peck, Christian Quiñones, Annika Socolofsky, and Darian Donovan Thomas. Amy has also brought new works to life through collaborative performances and recordings with Sō Percussion, Alarm Will Sound, Peabody Conservatory’s Now Hear This, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble for the Kaufman Center’s Luna Composition Lab. In valuing connection with various communities across different generations through her performance practice, Amy has led community-focused performance initiatives as co-director of the Peabody String Sinfonia during its 2019-2020 season.
Amy has performed at festivals in the US and internationally including the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the International Music Festival of the Adriatic, the Banff Centre, the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, the Aigues-Vives en Musique Festival, New Music on the Point, and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. Born and raised in Singapore, Amy received degrees from the University of Michigan studying viola with Yizhak Schotten and composition with Paul Schoenfeld, Evan Chambers and Bright Sheng, and Peabody Conservatory where she studied viola with Victoria Chiang. Amy recently completed her residence at the Mannes School of Music as the Cuker and Stern Graduate String Quartet in Residence with the Bergamot Quartet, studying with members of the JACK Quartet.