Amalia Hall – Concert Master
Amalia Hall is widely recognised as one of the foremost young violinists to emerge from New Zealand, having received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her inherent musicality and natural facility. Her numerous competition successes include laureate prizes at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, the International Violin Competition ‘Premio R. Lipizer’, the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, as well as receiving the top prize at the Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti and many special prizes at these competitions. She has also received 1st Prize at the Leos Janacek International Competition, the Postacchini International Violin Competition (and the ‘Absolute Winner’ Prize) and the Gisborne International Music Competition (at the age of 16).
In 2014 Amalia was guest violinist with New Zealand Chamber Soloists and undertook a temporary position as violin and viola lecturer on the University of Waikato faculty. She has also taught and given masterclasses at institutions including The Menuhin School, Vicenza Conservatorio, Rossini Conservatorio and New Zealand School of Music.
Recent engagements include performances as a soloist with I Virtuosi Italiani conducted by Federico Mondelci and Alvise Casellati, and recitals in Italy with Sergio De Simone. Amalia plays on a violin made in 2013 by the Padova-based luthier Alberto Cassutti.