Biography

Originally from South Cumbria, Amy is currently in her second year of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s prestigious opera course, studying with John Evans. She is also a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Manchester.

In 2022 Amy will perform the role of Une grosse dame in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias, cover the role of Bradamante in Handel's Alcina and sing in the chorus for La Boheme, Don Pasquale, The Wreckers & Les Mamelles de Tirésias with the Glyndebourne Festival

 

Amy is passionate about opera, oratorio and recital repertoire. Recent operatic performances at the Guildhall School include, Veronique in Le Docteur Miracle, Armelinde in Viardot's Cendrillon, Pompea in The Little Green Swallow and Lucretia in The Rape of LucretiaAngelina in La Cenerentola, Idamante in Idomeneo, Carmen in Carmen, Leonora in La Favorita and Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea in scenes.

 

She also performed the role of Hansel in British Youth Opera's production of Hansel & Gretel at Opera Holland Park, in collaboration with Silent Opera. Whilst completing her postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music Amy performed the role of Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Royal Academy Opera.

 

Amy has performed on oratorio and concert platforms around the country. The varied repertoire includes Elgar’s The Music Makers, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Bach’s B minor mass and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. During her time at the Royal Academy of Music she performed regularly as a member of the Song Circle and as a soloist within the “Bach the European” concert series with conductors John Butt & Masaaki Suzuki.

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Recent awards include a DipRAM for an outstanding final Master's recital at the Royal Academy of Music, highly commended in the Isabel Jay Memorial Prize in 2019 and very highly commended in the Royal Academy’s Bicentenary Award at the Wigmore Hall in February 2020. 

Prior to moving to London to pursue her operatic studies, Amy was a Head of Music in North Yorkshire and remains passionate about teaching and inspiring young musicians. 

 

Amy's studies at the Guildhall are supported by The Worshipful Company of Horners' and The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Piper Makers'.

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