Orchestra Wellington's Concertmaster Amalia Hall has received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her “sumptuous and sweet tone”, inherent musicality and natural facility.
She has won five international competitions and has received laureate prizes at numerous others, including the Joseph Joachim, Premio R. Lipizer and International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. While still in her teens she won all of the major national awards in New Zealand, including the Gisborne International Music Competition at the age of 16, the National Concerto Competition and National Young Performer of the Year.
Since making her debut at the age of 9 with the Auckland Philharmonia, Amalia has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand, and has made solo appearances with orchestras in Europe and Mexico including I Virtuosi Italiani, Munich Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Filarmonica Marchigiana and Mexico State Symphony Orchestra.
Her extensive performing experience includes performing concerti, recitals and chamber music throughout Europe, USA, South Africa, China, Mexico and NZ; touring for Chamber Music New Zealand, Curtis on Tour and as a member of the NZ Chamber Soloists; and recording chamber music for Bridge Records and Atoll Records. Amalia has held teaching positions at the University of Waikato and has given masterclasses at universities and conservatories in Italy, England and Mexico.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Amalia then studied at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein.