Amelia Dietrich, Violin
North Carolina native, Amelia Dietrich, began violin lessons when she was three. At age thirteen, she began private studies with Julliard trained professor, Ara Gregorian, at East Carolina University School of Music. At 15, Amelia made her solo debut with the North Carolina Philharmonic where she performed the Bartok Romanian Dances. She was an active member of North Carolina Symphony’s Young All-Star orchestra and was concertmistress of the Eastern Youth Orchestra. As a private student of Ara Gregorian’s she was able to participate in master classes with violinists Hagai Shaham, Axel Strauss, Jennifer Koh, Yehonatan Berick, Soovin Kim, Gregory Fulkerson, Elina Vähälä, and Donald Weilerstein.
As an avid chamber musician, she has been coached by various groups including: The Ariana String Quartet, The Jupiter String Quartet, The Enso String Quartet, Fry Street String Quartet, and currently being coached by members of the Tokyo String Quartet and Guarneri String Quartet. For the past two years, Amelia has been invited to perform with Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Generation series and Winter Workshop performances where she has played with artists Hagai Shaham, Xiao-Dong Wang, David Bowlin, Nicholas Chords and Keiko Sekino. She has spent her summers at ARIA International Music Festival, Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, The Beethoven Institute at Mannes College in New York City, the International Music Summer Academy in Semmering, Austria, Yellowbarn Young Artist Program, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.
Amelia is a sophomore undergraduate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music where she is a student of Robert Lipsett. She is a member of Colburn’s Calla Quartet, formed in spring of 2014. The Calla Quartet is coached by Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith and Arnold Steinhardt, and has performed in venues including the Norton Simon Museum and Sierra Madre Playhouse.