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Amy Beth Horman, violin

Amy Beth Horman

Photo by Mark Silva

Amy Beth Horman's appearances are always eagerly anticipated. The Washington Post has described her as being both a "winter tonic" and “having the stuff of greatness.” A graduate of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, Ms. Horman won the highly coveted Premier Prix. A winner of both the high school and college divisions of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloists Competition, she debuted with the NSO at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall at the age of sixteen, performing the third movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Among many other awards, Ms. Horman received the Deane Sherman Award (2000) as one of Maryland’s most promising young artists and the Amadeus Career Grant (2001) from the Amadeus Orchestra.

She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including The Fairfax Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Orchestre de Meudon, Washington Sinfonietta, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Amadeus Orchestra, Loudoun Symphony, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, and The New Mexico Symphony among others. Amy Beth served as resident soloist in The PanAmerican Symphony for four years. Other engagements in the Metropolitan area include those at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and on its Millennium Stage, Constitution Hall and at the Strathmore Hall for the Performing Arts. She has been featured on French-Swiss television and on American cable television and radio broadcasts. Amy Beth Horman’s upcoming performances this coming year will feature Korngold’s Concerto, Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Spohr’s Concerto No. 8, and a commissioned work for solo violin and orchestra written for Ms. Horman by Emmy award- winning composer, John Wineglass.

Ms. Horman founded the Horman Violin Studio (HVS) in 1991. Ms. Horman is currently also an adjunct professor at the Catholic University. In addition to her own solo appearances, she has shepherded dozens of young students on careers of their own, some of whom are debuting at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center at as young as ten years old.

December 6, 2014

Previous Performance with the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra:
April 17, 2004