Houston, Texas native AMBER ARCHIBALD-SEŠEK has been praised for her bold and vivacious playing that matches her personality. This past year was her busiest to date including solo engagements in her current hometown of Seattle and in New York City. She appeared as a guest artist with the Seattle Russian Chamber Music Society, Arizona Bach Society, Caroga Lake Music Festival, and the Methow Valley Festival. In addition to her solo and chamber work, she is a regular substitute musician with the Seattle Symphony, and worked as the youth viola coach in the inaugural Los Angeles Philharmonic’s YOLA Summer Festival (NTASF). As part of her commitment to education, Amber and her violinist husband, Ervin Luka Sešek, maintain the Sešek String Studio, an award winning private violin and viola studio just north of Seattle. Additionally, she is the professor of viola at Seattle Pacific University. In 2018, Amber and her husband launched CernaBella, a Seattle-based chamber music experience that delivers engaging, fresh, and dynamic Classical concerts merging tradition with diverse and inventive programming.