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Sallynee Amawat

A native of Chicago, violinist Sallynee Amawat enjoys performing with North American period ensembles such as the American Baroque Orchestra, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal (SMAM). While living in Bangkok, Thailand, she appeared regularly with ensembles such as the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, with tours in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore.  She holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Hartt School at the University of Harford, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Music in Early Music Performance from McGill University, where her research was focused on repertoire of the early French violin school.  Equally passionate about chamber music, she is also a founding member of ensemble Infusion Baroque, Grand Prize and Audience Prize winners of the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. Praised for their "brilliant virtuosity and musical integrity" (La Scena Musicale), the ensemble's second album, Kreusser, was nominated for a Prix Opus in 2020 for Album of the Year (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque). Their recent and upcoming projects focus on historical women composers and performers from the Baroque to Romantic period, and their next album, Virtuosa, is scheduled for release in late 2021. Sallynee's upcoming projects also focus on inclusion and diversity within the field of historical performance practice. A founding member of Collectif ÔM, this group of multidisciplinary artists seeks to highlight the historical connections between the performing arts cultures of the East and West. Their upcoming project, AURORA, combines music of the French baroque and Kohn, an ancient form of classical, masked dance from Thailand.