Violinist Amelia Dietrich is one of the most versatile and sensitive players of her generation. She is a recent graduate of The Colburn School in Los Angeles where she was a student of renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett.
An avid chamber musician, Amelia was a founding member of the Calla Quartet in 2015 and was awarded the silver medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with the group. The quartet has given performances across the US and Australia, including concerts in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Melbourne. As a group, they performed as Emerging Young Artists at festivals including The Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Mimir Texas, and Mimir’s festival in Australia. Dedicated to community outreach, the quartet worked with Colburn’s theatre director, Debbie Devine in February 2015 to reach over 1,500 elementary school children through interactive performances at Zipper Hall. The Calla Quartet has been coached by former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith as well as the Guarneri String Quartet’s Arnold Steinhardt.
Amelia has performed in chamber series all over the United States alongside of artists Robert McDonald, Alessio Bax, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Hagai Shaham, David Bowlin, Steve Tenenbom, Nicholas Cords, Roger Tapping, Michael Kanen, Marc Coppey, and Adam Neiman. She has spent summers at the Internationale Sommerakademie in Austria, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, and The Perlman Chamber Music Workshop. Amelia has been invited to perform multiple times with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina for their Next Generation and Winter Workshop Performances, as well as with the Colburn Chamber Music Society in Los Angeles. Dedicated to the continued support of new music and its composers, Amelia has collaborated with Wild Up, the up-and-coming contemporary chamber orchestra in Los Angeles.
As a soloist, Amelia has given recitals throughout the US and was most recently a featured soloist with the Concert on the Hill Series in New Hampshire. As a previous student of Ara Gregorian at East Carolina University, Amelia performed in masterclasses for world renowned violinists Ida Kavafian, Hagai Shaham, Axel Strauss, Jennifer Koh, Yehonatan Berick, Soovin Kim, Gregory Fulkerson, Elina Vähälä, Donald Weilerstein, and Ray Chen. Amelia was a member of The Colburn Symphony Orchestra, where she has performed under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Neville Marriner, Gilbert Varga, and David Zinman. From a young age, she was an active member of North Carolina Symphony’s Young All-Star orchestra and was concertmistress of the Eastern Youth Orchestra.
Amelia is now attending The Juilliard School in New York City in pursuit of her Masters under the tutelage of Ida Kavafian. Amelia currently plays on a 1794 Johannes Cuypers violin.
Beyond her musical studies, Amelia, has a passion for teaching and mentoring young musicians. You can also always find her exploring new restaurants around New York and Los Angeles- whether it be new eats or old hole-in the walls. Her favorite..Pam’s Thai Food on 49th.