Amy is a cellist and collaborator, currently studying towards a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Her research is inspired by the piece Tema by Benjamin Britten.  Amy will work with 11 composers to complete a set of variations based on this theme.  You can read more about this project on the page ‘Variations on a Theme by Britten’.

Aside from her research, Amy works in many performance situations.  She has appeared as an orchestral musician with BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé.  She is a member of the award-winning Scarlet Trio and has worked with Manchester-based chamber ensemble Psappha, and pianists Gemma Beeson (UK) and Ida Andersson (Finland).  Amy’s work has taken her all over the world in a chamber and orchestral setting.  This has included recitals in the UK, Japan and Scandinavia and tours to China, America, South Korea and most European countries.  This year she looks forward to duo recitals in Finland, Norway and Sweden.

She has received support as a chamber musician from Help Musicians UK, the Holst Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and the Britten-Pears Foundation.  As a soloist, she won the Royal Warrant Holders Aldeburgh Bursary in 2013 and the Charles Hallé Award in 2014.  Amy has been awarded the 2017 Dame Gillian Brown Scholarship in recognition of her work and studies in Norway.

Amy graduated with distinction from the MA program at the Royal Academy of Music as a student of Josephine Knight, achieving DipRAM for outstanding final recital and the Rhoda Butt Award for achievement and contribution to the institution. She went on to gain a place on the Hallé String Leadership Scheme and is now completing a diploma in the soloist class at the Institute of Music and Dance in Stavanger, Norway.  She studied previously with Professor Valter Despalj in Zagreb and Jakob Kullberg at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where she completed her bachelor studies.