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Amy Venticinque | Mary Ellen Goree | Ensemble

Amy Venticinque joined the San Antonio Symphony in 1999. She received her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland where she studied with Gerald Fischbach and Daniel Heifetz, and was also frequently coached by Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley of the Guarneri String Quartet. She went on to get her Masters Degree at Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, studying with Kathleen Winkler and Raphael Fliegel.

Since moving to San Antonio, in addition to performing with the Symphony and her quartet, as well as teaching a studio of fifteen students, Mrs. Venticinque has become devoted to battling San Antonio’s animal overpopulation problem. After learning that this city has one of the worst per capita euthanasia rates in the country, she has spent countless hours volunteering at mass spay/neuter clinics and doing hands-on rescue work with Spay Neuter Inject Protect San Antonio (SNIPSA) and Stray Cat Adoptions of Texas (SCAT). Her other hobbies are Krav Maga training and marksmanship.

Amy performs on a 1900 Giorgio Gatti made in Torino.