Amanda Gookin


Amanda Gookin


Cellist Amanda Gookin champions the future of music through the creation and bold performance of new works and a dedication to education, culture and community engagement. She is the co-founder of innovative string quartet PUBLIQuartet, specialising in the performance of new music and improvisation and serves on the faculty at the Mannes School of Music and Purchase College, leading courses on career development and the history of women in music.

The Forward Music Project is driven by social justice for girls and women and represents the vast diversity of the female experience. As a visceral experience, the resulting works require the cellist to embody the spirit of the message physically, mentally and emotionally. The project first premiered in the Spring Revolution Festival at National Sawdust in Brooklyn in 2017 and has since toured to Kennedy Center for DIRECT:CURRENT festival amongst others.

Amanda Gookin, cello


Paola Prestini & Sxip Shirey
Forward Music Project 2.0: in this skin
: To Tell A Story