Amy Anwar


Cello , Suzuki Cello

Area of Study

Chamber Music , Private Lessons

Career Highlights

D.M.A. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M. University of Iowa
Cellist of the Teaching Quartet in Residence at Interlochen Arts Camp
Suzuki Association of the Americas — Certified Cello Teacher, Books 1-4, Book 6 with Dr. Melissa Kraut

Dr. Amy Anwar is a passionate teacher and experienced performer. She earned her D.M.A. in cello performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Dr. William Grubb, and her M.M. at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied cello with Merry Peckham and Suzuki Pedagogy with Melissa Kraut. She formerly held teaching positions at City Strings in Manhattan and the Interlochen Arts Camp, where she was in residence with the Bird String Quartet. Amy is a former member of the Quad City Symphony, and has performed in the sections of the Dayton Philharmonic and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She’s also participated in a number of summer festivals including Aspen and the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing.

Amy has won chamber music awards in Ohio and several solo awards throughout Illinois and Iowa. Originally from Burlington, Iowa, she has performed and won top prizes at concerto competitions with the Southeast Iowa Symphony and the Des Moines Symphony. She received her B.M. at the University of Iowa, studying with Hannah Holman of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. She has worked with several renowned musicians from around the world, including members of the Cleveland String Quartet, Quatuor Ebène and the Juilliard String Quartet, along with members of the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Houston Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra