Amy Zanrosso, a powerful and dynamic musician, has worked within a wide range of musical genres –classical, contemporary, musical theatre, German cabaret and tango. Much in demand as a collaborator, and a chamber musician at heart, Amy has shared the stage with principal members of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. In her years in Montréal she specialized in repertoire for cello and piano and was invited to play for numerous masterclasses led by internationally acclaimed pedagogues and performers such as Philippe Muller, Pieter Wispelwey, Matt Haimovitz, Peter Wiley and Paul Katz.
Amy's love for string and piano chamber music has not stopped her from exploring other repertoire and ensemble playing. She has appeared as soloist with the Symphony of the Kootenays and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and she also worked from behind the piano with Gustavo Dudamel for chorus rehearsals of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. She went on tour to China with the GRAMMY award winning Pacific Boychoir and was also the pianist for Chorissima – the five-time GRAMMY award winning San Francisco Girl's Chorus Premier Ensemble throughout the 2017-18 season.
Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Amy completed her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Victoria with her unparalleled mentor, Bruce Vogt. She furthered her studies in Italy, working with Maria Tipo and Michele Campanella and then returned to Canada to complete a Master's Degree at McGill University in Montréal during which she studied with Dorothy Morton and Louis-Phillipe Pelletier.
Amy is currently based in Oakland, California, and is a faculty member at the Pre-College of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music coaching chamber music and piano ensembles. As well as freelancing in the Bay Area, she is part of three local ensembles - The iO Piano Quartet, RossoRose Duo, The Eos Ensemble and The Mana Trio. She is steadily realizing her plan of learning and performing all existing piano chamber music and when not practicing Beethoven or Brahms, Amy can be found hanging out with her husband and dog or riding her bike to rehearsals.
with the Symphony of the Kootenays, October 2016
photo by Matt A. McKenzie