Internationally known for her warm resonating sound and effortless technique, JUNO Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth has been praised as both a soloist and chamber musician in more than 45 countries in North and South America, Europe including the Middle East, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, performing with the most prestigious orchestras at world-renowned concert halls and festivals.
Currently on sabbatical from her post as principal cellist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ms. Forsyth recently appeared with NACO as soloist as she does each season. Ms Forsyth recently appeared with the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg with Valery Gergiev conducting. For her performance with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in Munich which was recorded in November 2012 she was lauded by the press as a “cello-class genius”. Following her concerts with l’Orchestre National de Montpellier, she returned to Russia to play concertos with the Moscow Virtuosi in both St Petersburg and Moscow which were filmed for national TV. After her appearances with the Colorado Symphony in Denver she will appear for the first time with the San Carlo Orchestra in Naples.
Her 2012-13 recitals include Ravinia, Toronto, Seville for Placido Domingo’s Festival, Princeton, Philadelphia, and West Palm Beach. In January 2014 Ms Forsyth will tour the US as featured soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with concerts in Newport News, Fairfax, Louisville, Carmel, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Santa Barbara and San Diego. As a founding member of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers she has previously toured South America several times, performs in the US, Western and Eastern Europe annually and has appeared in Israel, Jordan and New Zealand. In 2013 she returns to Asia where she has performed frequently as soloist, in recitals and chamber ensembles with the Zukerman ChamberPlayers for concerts in Taiwan, China and Japan and later in the US to Santa Monica and Scottsdale and for Villa Musica in Germany. In May 2013 she returns to the Miyazaki Festival for the third time as soloist with the Festival Orchestra and also in chamber ensembles. In late 2013 Ms Forsyth will return to Australia for performances with the Sydney Symphony, the West Australian Symphony and the Adelaide Symphony.
Ms. Forsyth’s recordings appear on the Sony Classics, Naxos, Altara, Fanfare, Marquis, Pro Arte and CBC labels. She performs on a rare 1699 Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore.