B i o g r a p h y
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.
Amy is passionate about opera, oratorio and recital repertoire. Most recently Amy performed the role of Hansel in British Youth Opera's production of Hansel & Gretel at Opera Holland Park, in collaboration with Silent Opera, and Pompea in GSMD Opera's production of Dove’s The Little Green Swallow.
Recent opera scenes performances at GSMD include; Rossini’s La Cenerentola as Angelina, Mozart’s Idomeneo as Idamante, Bizet’s Carmen as Carmen, Donizetti’s La Favorita as Leonora and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea as Amore. During her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music Amy also performed as part of the chorus in RAO’s production of Handel’s Semele, conducted by Laurence Cummings and sang the role of Third Lady in RAO’s production of Die Zauberflöte.
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.
In August 2020, Amy gained a distinction in her Master of Arts in Vocal Performance from The Royal Academy of Music and was awarded a diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM) in Vocal Performance, an institutional prize awarded to students for outstanding performance in a Postgraduate level final recital/portfolio.
Amy has performed on oratorio and concert platforms around the country. The varied repertoire has included 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.
Recent competition success includes being 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.
Amy's studies at the Guildhall are supported by The Worshipful Company of Horners' and The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Piper Makers'.