Dvorak Quintet, Opus 77
Dedicated to Amanda Rice-Johnston
This performance was dedicated to Amanda Rice-Johnston. Performed by her friends: Anne Moskal and Dawn Posey, Violins, Jennifer Gerhard Mangone, Viola, Kathleen Melucci, ‘Cello, Jeff Mangone, Double Bass.
In 2019 Amanda suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. She has been recovering surrounded by many loving friends and family.
Amanda Rice-Johnston, a native of Northern Virginia, currently serves as Principal Bass of the Westmoreland Symphony. She frequently performs with the Wheeling Symphony, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Akron Symphony, and the West Virginia Symphony. In 2010 she was appointed Principal Bass of Opera Cleveland. Amanda is involved in many other musical initiatives within Pittsburgh, including the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh and the Kassia Ensemble.
Having studied at Michigan State University she went on to earn her Masters of Music with at Temple University. After finishing her studies at there, Amanda came to Pittsburgh as a post-graduate fellow of Carnegie Mellon University’s Performance Residency program, where she studied with Jeffrey Turner, Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony.