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 is working with 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’.

Amy has appeared as a principal player with BBC Philharmonic, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Opera North. She has worked with chamber ensembles Psappha and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and regularly plays recitals with Gemma Beeson (UK) and Ida Andersson (Finland). 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 was awarded the 2017 and 2018 Dame Gillian Brown Scholarship in recognition of her work and studies in Norway and won an award in 2018 from the Richard Stapley Foundation towards her PhD studies.

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.