Amy Frost Baumgarten

Amy Frost Baumgarten
Cello
Assistant Principal
Amy Frost Baumgarten

Amy Frost Baumgarten has been principal cellist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 2000, and enjoys a multifaceted musical life performing opera, ballet, solo, and chamber repertoire. She also teaches at George Mason University, and has performed chamber music frequently there and at venues such as the Phillips Collection, the Yale Center for British Art, San Francisco Symphony's Chamber Music Sundaes, and the University of California at Berkeley Faculty Series. She has been guest artist with Colorado Chamber Players, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, and performs frequently on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage Series. She earned a BM with Orlando Cole and other members of the Curtis String Quartet at the New School of Music in Philadelphia, where she won the Montgomery Memorial Prize; and later earned an MM at the Yale School of Music. As a student of Aldo Parisot, she performed on the Grammy nominated Yale Cellos recordings for Delos. Ms. Baumgarten previously taught at the Hartt School of Music and Wesleyan University. A faculty member at Eastern Music Festival 1992 to 2003, she performed in numerous highly acclaimed chamber recitals broadcast by National Public Radio, and returned to the Festival in 2011.

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