Misha Amory was a winner of the 1991 Naumburg Competition and has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Europe as a recitalist and chamber musician. He was born in Boston, Mass., and attended the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Chamber Music Northwest, Seattle, Newport, and El Paso festivals. He was a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet and has taught viola at the State University of New York–Stony Brook and was a visiting resident at San Francisco Conservatory. Amory holds a BA from Yale University and an MM from Juilliard and has studied with Heidi Castleman, Caroline Levine, and Samuel Rhodes. He has been on the faculty at Juilliard since 1995.