Misha Amory

Misha Amory, viola (New York, NY), won the 1991 Naumburg Viola Award and has since been acclaimed as one of the leading American violists of his generation. He has performed with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and has been presented in recital at New York's Tully Hall, Los Angeles' Ambassador series, Philadelphia's Mozart on the Square festival, Boston's Gardner Museum, Houston's Da Camera series and Washington's Phillips Collection. He has been invited to perform at the Marlboro Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Vancouver Festival, the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society, and he released a recording of Hindemith sonatas on the Musical Heritage Society label in 1993.

Misha is a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet, which
 enjoys a distinguished concert career in the United States and abroad. Winners of the inaugural Cleveland Quartet Award and the 1995 Naumburg 
Chamber Music Award, the Quartet was also the inaugural group for the
 Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center's new program, Chamber Music
 Society II. Touring worldwide, the Quartet has appeared in Wigmore Hall, London; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Konzerthaus, Vienna; the Opera House, Sydney; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and at home in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York, as well as at many other distinguished venues. The Quartet has recorded music of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Charles Wuorinen, Bruce Adolphe, and Chou Wen-chung, and most recently concluded its recording of Beethoven's late quartets on the Aeon label, as well as the Schubert Cello Quintet with Michael Kannen on the Azica label. The Quartet was in residence at Princeton University from 1999 to 2014, and since 2014 has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music.

Misha holds degrees from Yale University and the Juilliard School.
 His principal teachers were Heidi Castleman, Caroline Levine and Samuel
Rhodes. Misha serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.