Violinist Amos Fayette was born into a musical family in the small town of Wading River, NY. At the age of two, his mother began his musical education and at just eight years old, Mr. Fayette made his solo debut with the Stony Brook University Orchestra, performing the Bach Double Concerto for 2 Violins with his sister, Elizabeth.
At 12 years old, Mr. Fayette was admitted into the prestigious Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School to study with Shirley Givens. Mr. Fayette’s education continued at the Peabody Institute with Pamela Frank and at the Manhattan School of Music with New York Philharmonic concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow. While a student at Peabody, Mr. Fayette played as a substitute with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, won positions with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Mid-Atlantic Symphony and served as co-concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for much of the 2007-08 season.
Mr. Fayette’s passion for orchestra performance has led him to guest concertmaster engagements with several orchestras, including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. He has also occasionally served as Principal Second Violin of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and as concertmaster under Michael Francis, James Conlon, Michael Tilson Thomas and Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He has performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Medellin (Colombia), Peabody Camerata, Kammergild Chamber Orchestra, and many others.
Mr. Fayette currently resides in Milford, DE where he serves as Branch Director for The Music School of Delaware. His violin was crafted in 2012 by Edward Maday.