Biographies - 16.11.2023

Amalia Hall

Amalia Hall

Noted by The Strad for her "blazing insight and dazzling virtuosity", New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall displays natural and dynamic versatility as a frequent soloist, as the violinist of NZTrio, and as Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington.

Her international career blossomed out of winning the top prize at five international competitions, as well as laureate prizes at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, Premio R. Lipizer International Violin Competition, and others. As a teenager she won all of the major national awards in New Zealand including the Gisborne International Music Competition at the age of 16, the National Concerto Competition, and the PACANZ National Young Performer of the Year.

Since making her solo debut with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 9, Amalia has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand and has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in Europe, United Kingdom, North and South America, Asia, South Africa, and Australia.

Solo appearances include performing with I Virtuosi Italiani, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, United Strings of Europe, and Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and she has recorded for the BIS, Bridge, Rattle and Atoll record labels.

Amalia studied at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein preceded by studies at the University of Auckland with Dimitri Atanassov. She plays the c. 1700 Vincenzo Rugeri ‘Baron Knoop’ violin, generously on loan from a private benefactor.

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