Amy Rawstrom, Violin

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Amy Rawstron Watson has performed with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston since its inaugural season. A Massachusetts native, Amy performs throughout the Northeast and beyond on modern and historical violins in both chamber music and orchestral repertoire. She holds principal positions with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Arcadia Players Period Instrument Orchestra and the Connecticut Early Music Festival Ensemble.

Amy’s diverse engagements include collaborations with Chicago’s Baroque Band, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Springfield Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, South Florida Symphony and festivals in Kneisel Hall, Tanglewood, Connecticut and Aspen, as well as with popular artists, Page and Plant, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Woman, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin and Jethro Tull among many others.

Amy studied with Robert Koff and Roman Totenberg in Boston, later graduating from the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where her teachers included Isadore Cohen, Sally Thomas and Lewis Kaplan.

Fun Fact: Amy holds the Appalachian Mountain Club Hiking Patch for climbing all 48 official 4000 foot peaks in the White Mountains, New Hampshire - achieved by the age of seven and in lederhosen!