Candice Amato enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. Originally from North Potomac, Maryland, she now lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Viola Instructor at the University of Arizona. She is also the Artistic Director of the Tucson Chapter of “If Music Be the Food,” a national concert series that aims to raise support and awareness for the hungry in communities across the country through chamber music concerts of the highest caliber. She has performed at many orchestra and chamber music festivals, including the Britten-Pears Programme, the Aldeburgh Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the Manchester Music Festival, the Castleton Opera Festival, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Candice received her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Carol Rodland. She went on to study with Victoria Chiang and Li-Kuo Chang for her Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded a merit-based full scholarship. She has received additional instruction from Robert Vernon, Noa Kageyama, John Graham, Miles Hoffman, and members of the Takács, Ying, and Pacifica quartets. She plays on a viola made by Georges Chanot I in 1878.