Amy has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of living composers, while also bringing a fresh perspective to music of the past. Based in Chicago, she is the pianist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW ensemble, where she has worked with composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Pierre Boulez, Marc-Anthony Turnage, Oliver Knussen, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Osvaldo Golijov. The Chicago Tribune has called “extraordinary” her “mastery of what lay on the dense, printed page and beyond,” and the Chicago Sun-Times called her a “ferociously talented pianist.” The New York Times described her recent performance of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza IV as having “a live-wire intensity.” Her recordings include two critically acclaimed discs of David Rakowski’s Piano Etudes on Bridge Records (a third will be released in 2008), solo and chamber music of Augusta Read Thomas for the ART label, chamber music of Conlon Nancarrow and Erik Oña for Wergo Records, and a disc of solo piano tangos from the 20th and 21st centuries for upcoming release. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and Asia. Amy earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Northwestern University, as a student of Ursula Oppens.