Jenny Amador is a versatile musician who has performed extensively as a violin soloist, chamber musician and symphonic player, with performances throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Australia and her native Peru. Miss Amador has been heard in music festivals such as the Banff Summer Arts Festival, the Monterey Mozart Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and Kneisel Hall Blue Hill Festival in Maine. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Chamber Symphony, and national tours with the San Francisco Western Opera.
Miss Amador performs a wide repertoire of music, which includes Classical and studio work for film, television and concerts/ recordings with pop artists. She has been a frequent performer of Contemporary Classical music, was awarded a Meet The Composer grant to work with Garrida Lecca and Lou Harrison, and gave the West Coast Premier of Mr. Harrison’s Piano Trio. Born in Lima, Peru, Jenny Bifano received her early training with her father, Ezequiel Amador (first violinist with the San Francisco Symphony) and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She then continued her studies with Claire Hodgkins (teaching assistant to Jascha Heifetz), and Jacob Krachmalnick, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Miss Amador’s chamber music coaches have included the Beaux Arts Trio and the Vermeer Quartet, as well as Arthur Balsam, Leslie Parnas and Gilbert Kalish. She is a winner of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award, the American String Teachers Association Competition, and finalist in the Pepsi Cola Young Musicians and Irving Kline Competitions. In addition, Miss Amador has performed with Santana, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett and served as Concertmaster for Johnny Mathis, Rod Stewart, Barry White, Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, among others. She has recorded with Journey, Steelheart, Linda Ronstadt and more.