Cellist, Amanda Gookin, is a chamber musician, soloist, and educator living in New York City. She is the co-founder of the innovative string quartet, PUBLIQuartet, specializing in the performance of new music and improvisation. She has given master classes on improvisation and chamber music throughout the U.S. and is a Teaching Artist in New York City public schools. Amanda is a Professor of Career Development at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and has been sought after as a guest speaker on entrepreneurship at the Mannes School of Music. Her initiative, the Forward Music Project, commissioned seven new works for solo cello by today’s most forward-thinking composers who encourage social change and empowerment for women and girls. FMP will be premiered on March 1, 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.
October 19, 2016
PQ + The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Watch PUBLIQuartet improvise a soundtrack to the entire 90 minute debate live on The Late Show Facebook page tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST!
October 20, 2015
Guest artist at MANNES
Amanda is looking forward to returning to her alma mater, The Mannes School of Music, as a guest speaker on "The Art of Engagement" on November 2!