Fabiola Amorim - Viola
Violist Fabiola Amorim holds a Doctor of Music degree from the University of Alberta (Canada), a Master of Music degree from Azusa Pacific University (USA), an Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University (USA), and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Brazil). Since the publication of her 2018 doctoral thesis Echoes of the Brazilian Nationalism Movement in Four Works for Viola and Piano (1950-82), Amorim’s work has served as a reference for other researchers on Brazilian music for viola. She studied with Mr. Yerko Tabilo, Mr. Charles Stegeman, and Mr. Robert Becker, is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and participated in a number of music festivals and symposia in Brazil and United States including the Starling-Delay Symposium at The Juilliard School.
Amorim has performed as principal viola and soloist with orchestras in Brazil, the United States, and Canada. As a chamber musician she was a member of the Camerata Brasílica (Brazil) and the Villa-Lobos String Quartet (USA). She is also a founding member of the Vaughan String Quartet, which has performed in Canada, USA, France and Italy, and made its debut recording in 2018.
Dr. Amorim maintains an active schedule as a concert violist and educator. She holds a position of viola instructor at the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music and adjudicates for festivals and competitions in Alberta.