Amy Barlowe, Founder

Amy Barlowe

Associate Concertmaster and founder

Amy Barlowe Bodman, violinist and composer, received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School after studies with Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. Her chamber music coaches include Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Samuel Rhodes and Earl Carlyss.

Ms. Barlowe’s original compositions and arrangements include works for two violins and piano, an opera ballet, and a Requiem Mass. Her two Celtic duos for two violas, appear on a CD recorded by the Aureole Trio and have been released on the Koch International label. Recently, Ms. Barlowe’s arrangement of “Schindler’s List” for two violins and piano received the endorsement of John Williams and has been published for two violins or violin and viola with orchestra, as well as for the same combinations with piano, by Hal Leonard. Ms. Barlowe’s book, "12 Etude-Caprices in the Styles of the Great Composers", published by Alfred Publishing Co., has received rave reviews from such noted artist/teachers as Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Clapp, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Charles Avsharian for its unique approach to the teaching of style to intermediate violinists, new teachers, adults returning to the violin, and those seeking to reinforce the understanding of style in orchestral and chamber literature.

Formerly Associate Professor of Violin at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, Ms. Barlowe has held teaching positions at the Juilliard Pre-College and New York's School for Strings, as well as the Estherwood and Bowdoin Summer Music Festivals. Currently, she is on the artist/faculty of the Meadowmount School of Music and the Ohio Conservatory. In 2006, she founded the vibrant new chamber orchestra called Akron Baroque.

In 1988, Ms. Barlowe and her husband, violinist Alan Bodman formed the duo [AB]² (AB-squared) and have released a CD on the Azica record label. A review in the American Record Guide stated, “Their tonal production is flawless, and musically they meet the highest standards.”

Ms. Barlowe is the 2011 recipient of the Arts Alive Award for Outstanding Artist in Music. Her requiem, "Aeturnum", will receive its world premiere by Akron Baroque in 2012. Her biography has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women, and Who’s Who in the World.