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Cellist Joey Amini has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout North America- including in Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the United Nations, Music Center at Strathmore, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studios, and Wolf Trap; and throughout Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan- including in Suntory Hall, and Botswana. He performed his New York debut recital in Alice Tully Hall in 2010, presented by Musicians Emergency Fund. In 2011, he performed as soloist in Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" with the Oakland Symphony. He has performed at two Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshops in Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Bargemusic, Smithsonian Institution, Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland, Bard Music Festival and Summerscape, and the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian; on Great Performers at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden series, and the Curtis Alumni Recital series; and for The Creative Coalition and Americans for the Arts, among others. He has also performed chamber music with André Watts, Barbara Hendricks, Nigel Kennedy, Cho-Liang Lin, Mischa Maisky, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Sharon Isbin. A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music- where he studied with David Soyer, and The Juilliard School- where he studied with Aldo Parisot, Joey Amini was a co-founder, the Artistic Director, and an Artist Member of the New York-based chamber music society, America’s Dream Chamber Artists, with whom he performed throughout the U.S. for several years.

Joey Amini has performed as solo cellist with Christina Perri, as the cellist of Mark O’Connor’s piano trio- including with Rosanne Cash, as Principal Cellist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. He has performed countless world and U.S. premieres, including works for solo cello by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and Jindrich Feld, and chamber works by Jennifer Higdon, Behzad Ranjbaran, Tania León, Steven R. Gerber, and Iannis Xenakis. His performances have been heard on National Public Radio, WQXR’s McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase, WNYC, Radiolab, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; he has been featured in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostHouston Chronicle, and Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland); ?Malibu Magazine, Chamber MusicThe StradMusical AmericaSymphony, and Muso magazines; on the Arte television network in Europe and Voice of America television and Internet broadcasts; and has recorded for the EMI, Naxos, New World, Albany, Naïve Classique, Innova, DTR, and Bridge Records labels. Joey Amini is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Artist; an Artist of Musicians Emergency Fund; and he has served on the faculty of the Mark O’Connor Strings Conference in San Diego and as the 
Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator of Musicians Emergency Fund . He resides in Malibu, California with his wife and their 3 year old daughter.

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