Violinist Amanda Roth started playing when she was four years old. Her passion for music has led her to perform in a wide variety of ensembles and settings. She has been a member of Temple University’s Grammy Nominated Symphony Orchestra, the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, and the Waukesha Area Chamber Orchestra, as well as multiple orchestras in the greater Boston area. She has performed at such major venues as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition, Amanda regularly performs in chamber ensembles and can be found playing for weddings, functions, and pit orchestras all over New England. Throughout her many performances, she has shared the stage with Rachel Barton Pine, multiple members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist Mark Wood. Besides playing traditional classical violin repertoire, Amanda also enjoys exploring the world of jazz, funk, country, and rock-n-roll on her six-string fretted electric violin made by Wood Violins. In 2015, she was a featured soloist with the 63rd Army Band on her electric violin.
Amanda recently received her Master of Music degree at the Longy School of Music under the tutelage of Paula Majerfeld. She relocated to Massachusetts after receiving a Bachelor of Music from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University where she studied with Dr. Vladimir Dyo. Her previous instructors include Joan Cordas, Joe Deninzon, and Zach Brock. To supplement her musical education, she has participated in a number of summer programs including the Aria International Summer Academy, the Chautauqua Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, he New York Summer Music Festival, the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, and the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard.
Besides performing, Amanda is passionate about teaching and giving back to the community. With the help of Rick Henry and Isaac Young, she started OWLchestra in 2015, a community string orchestra at Temple University. Before making the move to MA, she taught violin and viola for the Philadelphia String Project and Temple Prep’s Community Music Scholars Program. Amanda is also a Teaching Artist at the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program.