Amy Glidden, violin

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Meet Amy

Amy performed with her student, Christophe Koenig, on Show 333 in Buffalo, NY on March 7, 2017.

Member of the Clara String Quartet.

Amy Glidden is currently the associate concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic, a position she has held since 2000. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Amy began playing the violin when she was three years old. She attended the University of Kansas, where she received a B.A. in biology as well as a B.M. in violin performance. Subsequently, she received a master of violin performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Amy has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Canadian National Ballet Orchestra. While a resident of San Francisco, Amy served as assistant concertmaster of the Marin Symphony and concertmaster of the Mendocino Music Festival. She travels west each summer to participate in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Amy has often performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, including performances of the Chausson Poeme, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, and Vaughan-Williams The Lark Ascending. Other local solo engagements include performances with the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, the Amherst Symphony, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Amy periodically returns to her hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to collaborate in the “Chamber Music in the Barn” series. Locally, she performs with the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival and Buffalo Chamber Players. Besides maintaining a private violin studio, Amy is a Suzuki violin instructor and teaches at Orchard Park Suzuki Strings.