Amelia sie, violin
Amelia Sie is well-known to concert audiences in both the Pacific Northwest and Boston areas. She made her solo debut with the Seattle Festival Orchestra at the young age of 8, and has gone on to solo with the Seattle Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic, Cascade Symphony, Sammamish Symphony, and Philharmonia Northwest. She is the 2012 winner of Seattle Young Artist’s Music Festival Concerto Competition and has been featured on National Public Radio’s ‘From the Top’ program. She was recently a semi-finalist in the 2016 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition.
Amelia is also a passionate chamber and orchestral musician. She has worked with Joseph Silverstein, Raphaël Merlin of the Ébène Quartet, and members of the Borromeo Quartet and St. Lawrence String Quartet, amongst others. She has worked with many premier conductors, including Christoph Eschenbach and Hugh Wolff, and most recently was concertmaster under the baton of Ton Koopman at the 2017 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. She is currently a member of New England Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestra, directed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra bassist Don Palma.
An avid performer of new music, Amelia has performed twice for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's "What I Hear" concerts, performing quartets by Timo Andres and Jörg Widmann. She was a part of the Spoleto Festival USA's 2016 U.S. Premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's opera The Little Match Girl.
Amelia, 21, is a student of Soovin Kim and Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree. She received her Bachelor's degree there as well, studying with Paul Biss. She has previously studied with Jan Mark Sloman, Simon James and Margaret Pressley. This summer, she will be attending the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, directed by Juilliard faculty and violinist Laurie Smukler.