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 acclaimed soloists and principal members of numerous symphony orchestras. She has appeared as soloist with the Symphony of the Kootenays and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and has worked with Gustavo Dudamel for chorus rehearsals of Beethoven’s 9thSymphony. In 2016 Amy 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. In her years in Montréal she specialized in repertoire for cello and piano and was invited to assist at masterclasses led by internationally acclaimed pedagogues and performers such as Philippe Muller, Pieter Wispelwey, Matt Haimovitz, Peter Wiley and Paul Katz.
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. As well as freelancing in the Bay Area, she is part of a number of local ensembles, most notably The RossoRose Duo with violinist Alisa Rose and The iO Piano Quartet whose focus is fundraising for the San Francisco Musical Fund Society with all proceeds going towards music scholarships for young Bay Area students.
Amy is steadily realizing her master plan of learning and performing all existing piano chamber music and when not practicing Beethoven or Brahms, she 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