AMY BETH HORMAN
A passionate teacher and performer, Amy Beth Horman has enjoyed an active solo career as soloist and recitalist throughout the US and Europe. She made her debut with the National Symphony at age 15 performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto. A graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Music (CNSMDP), Ms. Horman received her first prize at age 15 and then was chosen that same year for their 3rd Cycle program in the studio of violinist, Gerard Poulet. Previous teachers include Jody Gatwood (National Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Emeritus) and Patricia Hurd (Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra).
Ms. Horman joined the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2019.
Students of Ms. Horman have been selected for the Junior Division of the Menuhin Competition, the Boris Goldstein Competition, featured on From the Top and recipients of the Young Arts Foundation. Former students have gone on to receive prizes in the Junior Tchaikovsky Competition, The Cooper International Competition, and the International Mozart Competition.
The parent of an avid young violinist, Ms. Horman is also the creator of the podcast “Beyond the Triangle”, a podcast written for the parents of young artists. Beyond the Triangle explores a parent’s crucial role and influence on a young artist’s trajectory as they advance in their studies. In 2020, the podcast won an award by the Classical Music Digital Awards as a highly commended new podcast in education.
During the pandemic, Ms. Horman launched an International online class entitled “Violin Breakfast” focused solely on fundamentals. The curriculum spans three levels and centers around her philosophies on practice, child development, and the cultivation of a healthy mindset. Featured on Violinist.com, Ms. Horman’s class now serves close to a hundred young artists and their teachers in more than a dozen different countries including Australia, France, Iceland, and Vietnam. Classes are held everyday to cultivate an earnest practice culture and avid community amongst likeminded young players from all over the world.
Solo performance press:
Acclaimed by the Washington Post:
“Intelligence and emotional generosity... unerring sense of line and gift for highlighting important themes... She brought passionate intensity to a program of disparate works, from Franck’s familiar Sonata in A and a Bach partita that sounded characteristically like the ruminative thoughts of the composer in measured reflection, to a sonata by Corigliano... Her vigorous reading of a soaring solo passage in the Corigliano... had members of the audience quietly craning their necks forward as if in hope of bathing a little deeper in her exceptionally warm tone.”