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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 has been sought after as a speaker on career development by the Mannes School for Music and Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. 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.

 

News

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!


April 29, 2016

MET Residency

PUBLIQuartet has been named the Quartet-In-Residence at the MET Museum for the 2016-17 season!


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!