Amanda Brin - Assistant Concertmaster
AMANDA BRIN, a native of Rochester, New York, is a founding member of the Hyperion String Quartet. Her playing has been praised for its “lusciousness and great pathos” by Classical Voice of North Carolina and as a member of the quartet, she has won top prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, MTNA and Green Lake chamber music competitions. They are currently the Quartet in Residence with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Program and were recently named the Flonzaley Quartet in Residence for the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing, New York. Ms. Brin has also won other competitions including the Penfield Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition where she had a solo appearance with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Hochstein Recital Competition in Rochester, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters degree at Kent State University where she was a teaching assistant to both the Miró and Miami string quartets. Ms. Brin participated in the string quartet residency program at the Hartt School while serving as adjunct faculty at the Community Division of the Hartt School and completed a residency at San Diego State University in association with the La Jolla Music Society. Her principal teachers include Ilya Kaler, Timothy Ying, Sandy Yamamoto, Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson. She is currently on faculty at The College of St. Rose and Principal Second Violin of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Brin currently performs on a J.B. Ceruti violin on generous loan.