After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, AMY BRODO (cello and gamba) performed for many years in Italy, Israel, and England before moving to San Francisco, with positions including assistant principal cellist of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Italy, and cellist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. As a freelancer in Europe, she performed with Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Players, the Norskbarok Orchester, the Hanover Band, the Royal Philharmonic, D’Oyly Cart Opera, and the City of Valencia Symphonic Orchestra. In the Bay Area, Ms. Brodo has performed on viola da gamba and Baroque cello with groups that include Lux Musica, Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, El Mundo, I Favoriti, Musica Angelica, Archetti, California Bach Society and the Albany Consort. She has performed at various festivals and has recorded for CDI, Centaur, Sony, DDG, Koch, Helicon, Kleos, MRS, and New Albion. She is a founding member of Harmonia Felice. Ms Brodo performs with many groups on modern cello including West Edge Opera and Livermore Opera Company, Oakland, Fremont, Marin, Modesto Symphonies, as well as giving recitals and chamber music concerts, and was Music Director and President of the Junior Bach Festival. Ms. Brodo is an active teacher of cello and chamber music. She also adjudicates competitions such as Junior Bach and the U.S. Open Competition.