Amy Sims, violin
Los Angeles native Amy Sims is a busy free-lance Classical and Baroque violinist living in Boston, collaborating with musicians from the region in a wide range of musical genres from intimate Baroque chamber ensembles to string quartets and large ensembles such as Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. She performs and records with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera, as well as Boston Baroque, and is a contracted member of the symphonies of Springfield, MA and Portland, Maine. In addition to her various affiliations in New England, Amy is a recent recruit in the Atlantic Classical Orchestra of West Palm Beach, Florida where she commutes to serve as assistant concertmaster. Each August, Ms. Sims returns to the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra in Door County, Wisconsin as it's assistant concertmaster.
Before venturing to New England, Amy was the concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony from 2000-2010. With Bachelor and Master degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with professor Eudice Shapiro, Ms. Sims held the position of principal second violin of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra from 1994 to 2000 while free-lancing on the west coast, performing and recording newly commissioned works with Southwest Chamber Music as well as studio recording for major motion picture soundtracks and television commercials.
Photo: Tatiana Daubek