B i o g r a p h y
Amy is a rich-voiced, communicative mezzo-soprano. This talented and versatile musician started her career as a Head of Music in North Yorkshire and is now fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional singer.
Amy is completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Yvonne Howard, Caitlin Hulcup and Iain Ledingham. Amy is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, is a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle and performs as part of the Academy’s “Bach the European” Cantata Series.
Equally passionate about opera, oratorio and recital repertoire, her performing experience includes appearing as the alto soloist for many societies and groups 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 and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
In her first year of study at RAM Amy performed the role of Bianca from Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, (RAM opera scenes) and performed as part of the chorus in RAO’s production of Handel’s Semele, conducted by Laurence Cummings. This year Amy has performed the role of Charlotte, Werther, in RAM opera scenes and the role of Third Lady in RAO’s production of Die Zauberflöte.
Competition success includes the Andrew Vout French Song prize (Jan 2017), The Lesley Garrett Opera Prize/Gold Award for British Song (Jan 2018) and The Sheffield Oratorio Prize (Jan 2019). Amy was also 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.
After completing her Postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in June 2020, Amy will join the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from September 2020.