Misha Amory



Competition Winner

Born: (Boston, MA)

Misha Amory is a two-time Naumburg winner. In 1991, he was named the winner of the Naumburg Viola Competition and in 1995, as a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet, the Naumburg Chamber Music Award.

He has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Europe as a recitalist and chamber musician.  He attended the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Chamber Music Northwest, Seattle, Newport, and El Paso festivals. He taught viola at the State University of New York–Stony Brook and was a visiting resident at San Francisco Conservatory.

The Brentano String Quartet was also the winner of the inaugural Cleveland Quartet Award in 1995.

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 and Curtis since 2006. Since 2014, with the Brentano String Quartet, he is an artist-in-residence at Yale University.

As part of his Naumburg Award, Mr. Amory received a commissioned work: Jeffrey Mumford's The Radiance of Blue-Green Memory.


1991 Viola Competition

First Prize

Commissioned Works

Jeffrey Mumford: the clarity of remembered springs

Naumburg Performances

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Recording Awards

1991 Philip Naumburg Solo Recording Prize (Misha Amory)

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