Amelia Giles

Violin Teacher

Amelia Giles

SAA Member


Washington, DC
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Violinist Amelia Giles has performed at a wide range of venues, including Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. Dedicated to performing old and new music, Ms. Giles actively seeks alternative performance opportunities, looking to connect with a broad spectrum of audiences. Recent engagements have included performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and participating in the world premiere of Béla Fleck’s Juno Concerto with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Giles’ love of performing has led her to collaborate with famous artists including Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Menahem Pressler and Adré Watts. An active orchestral musician, Ms. Giles has performed under the baton of Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, JoAnn Falletta and Benjamin Zander. Amelia has performed as a tenured member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. An equally zealous chamber musician, Amelia has attended Kneisel Hall and the Castleman Quartet Program. Ms. Giles has been coached by members of the Takacs String Quartet, Ying String Quartet, Berlin Chamber Players as well as Glenn Dicterow and Jonathan Biss.

In addition to performing, Amelia enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of music through teaching. Ms. Giles received long term Suzuki Teacher Training through Book 4 at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Kimberly Meier-Sims. While living in Northeast Ohio, Amelia taught privately at home, instructed Suzuki Violin at Baldwin Wallace’s Conservatory Outreach, and maintained a studio at Hathaway Brown, a private all girls’ school.

Amelia received a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers were Patinka Kopec, Aaron Berofsky, Kathryn Votapek and Alla Zernitskaya.