Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti has a musical career of broad versatility that spans nearly two decades. Recent projects include performing Beethoven’s complete string quartets in Korea; recording Schubert and Sibelius quartets in England; leading McDuffie Center String Ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut; and performing the international premiere in Japan, of “Three Shades of Blue,” GRAMMY® winner Matt Catingub’s concerto written for her. Former Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and Florida Orchestra, Amy has served as guest concertmaster for the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New York Pops, Hawaii Pops, and festival orchestras of Brevard, Colorado and Grand Teton.
Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings since its inception in Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, Ms. Moretti has developed the Fabian Concert Series and holds the Caroline Paul King Chair in Strings. She is a member of the internationally acclaimed Ehnes Quartet and maintains an active schedule of solo, chamber and concertmaster appearances. Her dedication to collaboration and performance complements her directorship and inspires her teaching of the Center’s gifted musicians.
Through the efforts of the Stradivari Society, Amy plays a Guadagnini violin. She lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons, enjoying all aspects of motherhood, especially Saturday soccer games.