B i o g r a p h y
Originally from South Cumbria, Amy is currently in her first year of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s prestigious opera course, studying with John Evans. Amy's studies at Guildhall are supported as both the Horners' Becker Scholar and the Tobacco Piper Makers' Scholar.
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.
During her two years at the Royal Academy of Music, Amy performed opera scenes as Bianca from Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, and the role of Charlotte from Massenet’s Werther. She also performed as part of the chorus in RAO’s production of Handel’s Semele, conducted by Laurence Cummings and the role of Third Lady in RAO’s production of Die Zauberflöte. In her first term on the GSMD opera course she is excited to perform in scenes as Angelina from Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Idamante from Mozart’s Idomeneo. In summer 2020 Amy took part in British Youth Opera’s online programme, including a masterclass with Sarah Connolly.
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. 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 has also received 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 is very thankful for her support from both The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Piper Makers and The Worshipful Company of Horners.