Amelia Bailey

Distinguished Major Violin Recital
March 27, 2021 - 3:30pm

Amelia Bailey

Violinist Amelia Bailey’s Distinguished Major Recital will feature works by Sibelius, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Daniel Sender. She will be accompanied by pianist Shelby Sender and joined by fellow violinist Lauren Schmidt for the Prokofiev. The recital will be broadcast live from Old Cabell Hall on 3/27/21 at 3:30pm on UVA Music YouTube.  Direct link.

Amelia is a fourth-year at the University of Virginia pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and Music with a Performance Concentration. She began playing violin at age three and studied with Jennifer Kim and Ricardo Cyncynates, both from the National Symphony Orchestra, before college.

At UVA, Amelia is a member of the Charlottesville Symphony, participates in chamber music, and takes private lessons with Daniel Sender, concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony. In May of last year, she was named the 2020 Distinguished Artist in Music, awarded by the UVA Arts Council. Amelia is also the co-chair of the 2019-2021 Music Arts Board, a student-run board which plans and hosts an artistic residency to benefit the music department, UVA, and the greater Charlottesville community.

Before college, Amelia’s free time was similarly consumed by music. She played in the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras and was a fellow in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship program at the Kennedy Center, where she performed in multiple solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts. These programs also gave her opportunities to perform at venues such as the Italian and Russian embassies, the National Gallery of Art, Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center, and others. Pre-COVID, Amelia’s preferred summer pastime was attending music festivals and camps, her favorites have included Luzerne Music Center, Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest, the NSO’s Summer Music Institute, and The National Orchestral Institute at UMD.

After graduating, Amelia plans to attend graduate school for music with the goal of getting a Masters of Music degree. She is currently waiting to hear back from schools with admission results!  Other than music, Amelia’s hobbies include photography, fishkeeping, and knitting (poorly).

This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Mr. Alan Y. Roberts ('64) and Mrs. Sally G. Roberts, the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund underwrites the private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.

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The recital will be broadcast live from Old Cabell Hall on 3/27/21 at 3:30pm on UVA Music YouTube. 

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Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.

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UVA Department of Music
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