The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble - Bonnie Cochran, Flute - Melissa Bull, Violin - Kate Marsch, Cello - Peter Cama-Lekx, Viola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Since its inception in 2000, The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble has established itself as “one of the more innovative and interesting groups on the music scene” (Thom Roach, concert presenter, The Gore Place) by presenting diverse and engaging programs from the chamber music repertoire for wind and string instruments. Described by Joseph Mauro of the Biddeford Journal Tribune as "superb musical masters of their instruments," The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble has performed for concert series at Harvard University, MIT, The Gore Place, Eastern Nazarene College, Lasell College, Wellesley Library, Newton Free Library, Derry Opera House, Lexington's Depot Square Gallery and many others. They were also featured performers at the Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival in 2009 and 2010 and at Old South Meeting House as a part of Boston's 2005, 2006 and 2007 First Night celebrations. Jessica Kriley of Old South Meeting House described their inaugural First Night performance as "awe-inspiring and truly memorable." Ensemble members maintain rigorous schedules as soloists, orchestral members, chamber music collaborators and teachers. The musicians have been trained at several of the nation’s top music schools and conservatories including The Boston Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Boston University and New England Conservatory. Each member of The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble brings a high level of musical artistry to the group, and they are quickly becoming known throughout the Boston area as outstanding musicians. The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble takes its name from Bonnie Cochran's composition, Amaryllis, the first piece ever performed by the ensemble. The ensemble continues to maintain high standards of excellence with each new performance by programming works designed to inspire and challenge the audience, including music from the standard repertoire as well as high quality works from lesser known composers of the past and emerging contemporary composers.

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"The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble lives up to its colorful name, in musical selections exquisitely rendered."
--Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom, Classical Voice of New England

"The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble played with remarkable sensitivity, grace, and charm. Hearing young musicians play with such confidence and poise was an inspiring experience for our school's music students. The general public also greatly enjoyed the performance, offering extended applause and demanding several call-backs."

--Delvyn Case, Artistic Director, Musica Eclectica Concert Series

"The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble" has performed as part of our concert series several times their programs ranging from the classical repertoire to challenging contemporary pieces. Each performance has enhanced their considerable reputation with our audience and has proven them to be one of the more innovative, and interesting groups on the music scene.

--Thom Roach, Director of Programming for Gore Place "Concerts in the Carriage House" Series


"The Amaryllis Duo performance was awe-inspiring and truly memorable. Their talent and demeanor are traits of exceptional musicians. Sarah and Bonnie’s artistic ability is astounding."

--J. Kriley, Old South Meeting House, 2006 First Night Boston Concert