Amal Gochenour joined the Richmond Symphony as Piccoloist in the Fall of 2015. She currently holds the same position with the Sarasota Opera, and has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and the New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, she has recorded with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, performed as part of the National Symphony’s “In Your Neighborhood” program, and is a member of the Williamsburg Symphonia. She has held summer fellowships with the Talis Festival in Switzerland, American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Castleton Festival, and the Chautauqua Institute.
A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Gochenour received her performance degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Carnegie Mellon University. Her primary teachers include Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Bradley Garner, Judith Lapple, and Alice Weinreb.