B i o g r a p h y
A native of Chicago, violinist Sallynee Amawat has enjoyed a career as performer and teacher in both Asia and North America. Having lived in Bangkok, Thailand for over a decade, Sallynee was a regular member of the classical music scene, performing, touring and recording with many ensembles, including the Bangkok Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. After returning to North America to pursue her studies, she received a Master's Degree in Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. Her love of early music and historical performance led her to Montreal where she attended McGill University and received both a Master and Doctor of Music in Early Music Performance. Sallynee is an active interpreter of early music in the US and Canada, performing with period ensembles such as the American Baroque Orchestra, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Haymarket Opera, Les Boréades des Montréal, and Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM). She has also performed in festivals across the continent, including the Montreal Baroque Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Fringe Festival and EMA Young Performers Festival. In 2012, she founded Le Concert Montreal, an early music ensemble dedicated to outreach and performance practice, with their first concert and workshop held in Bangkok. She is also a founding member of ensemble Infusion Baroque, Grand Prize and Audience Prize winners of the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in 2014.
A dedicated teacher with over fifteen years of experience, Sallynee maintains an active teaching studio in Montreal, teaching both private and group lessons for students of all ages. For more information on lessons, click here.