Cellist Amber Walton-Amar has recently reclaimed Toronto as her home base after several years of studying and working in the United States. As a free lance musician she enjoys collaborating with an eclectic range of artists performing a variety of music – from cabaret and black box theatre to glamourous electric ensembles and symphony orchestras.
Amber has held principal and assistant principal positions with ensembles including the Chicago Composers Orchestra and South Shore Symphony, with whom she and her husband Zebulun Barnow toured China in 2014.
Amber received her Masters in cello performance from Stephen Balderston at DePaul University in Chicago and her Bachelors from Simon Fryer at the University of Toronto. She recognizes valuable mentorship from former principal of the Lyric Opera Daniel Morganstern.
Amber is honoured to play a personally commissioned 2013 David Wiebe Cello.