Amos C. Fayette


Hometown: Wading River, NY
Alma maters: The Juilliard School, The Peabody Conservatory
Awards/competitions: Winner, 2012 New World Symphony Concerto Competition
Appearances: Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, 2015–Present; Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center 2015 and 2016; New World Symphony, 2011–14; Guest Concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa, 2014; Illinois Symphony, 2011; Tucson Symphony, 2009; Annapolis Symphony 2007–08
Musical origins: I started playing the violin at 2 and a half. My mother is a violin teacher and I think that’s what influenced that decision.
How did you hear about TŌN? I heard about TŌN though friends and colleagues. I enjoy the challenge of orchestral music, so an opportunity to perform at a high level with a consistent group while learning new skills was my inspiration for applying.
Favorite piece to play: At the moment? The Rite of Spring, but that will probably change again next week.
Favorite obscure piece: Chausson’s Chanson perpétuelle
Piece of advice for a young classical musician: It’s not the person who plays the best or has the best training and support who wins the audition. It’s the person who has the best day.