photo by Sean Elligers

photo by Sean Elligers

Violinist Amanda Stenroos received her Master of Music from The University of Massachusetts Amherst and her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. Her teachers include Elizabeth Chang, Julian Ross and Annie Fullard. Amanda has performed in orchestras and festivals in Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia and Bolivia and currently performs frequently in the Pioneer Valley. She recently presented solo and chamber music recitals in Springfield, Amherst and Northampton and does extensive ensemble contracting in the Pioneer Valley.

Along with Elizabeth Chang and William Hite, Amanda is co-founder and producer of UMass Amherst’s biennual Bach Festival and Symposium, the first of its kind in the region, which presents a weekend symposium and concerts in April.

In addition to Lighthouse Chamber Players she is also the general manager for the Victory Players Contemporary Music Ensemble in Holyoke, MA. Amanda is an active Suzuki certified teacher and enjoys working with students at the Northampton Community Music Center in lesson and group class settings. Amanda also shares her knowledge and love for stringed instruments at Stamell Stringed Instruments in Amherst, Massachusetts.