Violinist Amy Galluzzo, a native of Kansas, moved to Great Britain where she began her violin studies and won a competition where a piece by composer Benjamin Winstanley was commissioned for her. She went on to study with Dona Lee Croft, a professor at the Royal College of Music, London, and to earn a Bachelors, and Masters with Honors, and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Marylou Speaker Churchill and James Buswell, and was a finalist in the Naftzger Competition and the Concerto Competition. Amy has been praised for her “stunning rendition [of Danses sacrés et profanes]” (WGBH Boston) and her “incredible speed and energy” (Sarasota Herald Tribune).
Amy started her career in the Boston Philharmonic and Indian Hills orchestras. She has performed worldwide in halls such as London’s Barbican, Queen Elizabeth, Wigmore and Royal Albert Halls, St. John’s Smith Square and Southwark Cathedral, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Vienna‘s St. Steven’s Cathedral and the Koussevitsky Music Shed and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. She has collaborated in chamber music concerts with artists including Masuko Ushioda, Carol Rodland, James Buswell and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has studied with members of the Borromeo, Brentano, Shanghai, American and Concord Quartets.
Amy attended the Tanglewood Music Festival for several years, where she won the Jules C. Reiner Prize and served as concertmaster under renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos and Christoph von Dohnányi. While there, Amy became very involved in performing the music of today’s composers, and has since worked closely with Roger Reynolds, John Zorn, Steve Mackey and Gunther Schuller. One of Amy’s most memorable concert experiences was working with Gunther Schuller on his Octet for a performance in Jordan Hall, Boston. Amy frequently works with pianist Steve Drury as part of the NEC Avant Garde Ensemble and the Calithumpian Consort, an ensemble that specializes in contemporary music.
When not performing, Amy is most likely to be found firmly attached to a book, creating jewelry, or—weather permitting—taking a long walk through the beautiful city of Boston. She performs on a northern Italian violin made c.1800.