Amy was born in Bristol, England in 1983. At the age of eight she began her professional singing career as the youngest member in the first ever Cathedral Girls Choir at Salisbury Cathedral, whose director was the legendary Richard Seal.
The girls sang at 10 Downing Street, in the Proms for a Mahler Symphony under Mark Elder, and recorded Britten’s Spring Symphony with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, They were frequently in the media eye. In her final year, Amy was Head Chorister. She also won the Ernest Read composition award; a collection of children’s choirs and a professional orchestra performed her winning part-song in London’s Royal Festival Hall. In the same year the string quartet in which she played viola were finalists at the national chamber music competition.
On leaving the choir, Amy gained a top music scholarship to Bryanston School, and continued to take part in many professional concerts and recordings. She performed regularly, not only as a classical singer and musician, playing four instruments, but also as a jazz and pop singer, writing her own songs for voice and piano. In her final year, Amy performed Schumann’s piano concerto and Guilmant’s organ symphony with orchestra. Also, a church anthem she composed at this time was performed by Wells Cathedral Choir and at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. She reached the finals of the Dorset Young Composer competition. Amy’s own composition, a song cycle of Emily Bronté poems, has featured in recital.
Amy was involved in all aspects of performance art at school. In Drama, she received distinction and honours in LAMDA bronze and gold duo examinations. Her acting roles included Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons, Cecily in The Importance of Being Ernest and Farrah Delamitri in Ben Elton’s Popcorn.
Before going to University, Amy took a year out from studying to teach English and Drama at a missionary school in Bangladesh. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2005 with 2:1 honours in Music. She was a choral scholar at Trinity College and toured extensively with the choir over three years to places such as India, New Hampshire, California, Germany and Switzerland. Whilst at Cambridge, she took part in many concerts as a soloist and she played several lead roles in student-directed operas including Dido in Dido and Aeneas, the First Lady in The Magic Flute and Second Niece in Peter Grimes.
Since leaving Cambridge, Amy has pursued a freelance career in singing and acting. She works frequently with the international violinist Margaret Faultless and with her has performed Galatea (Acis and Galatea) to great critical acclaim, various roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, soprano solos in the Messiah and most recently a recital of Vivaldi’s operatic arias in Dartington Hall.
She has sung with the professional choral ensembles Tenebrae, The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, the OAE choir under Richard Egarr and Ivan Fisher and as a soloist with Philharmonia Voices (directed by Aidan Oliver) for Richard Hickox in a performance of Britten’s Death in Venice in the QEH.
She was invited to be one of 24 singers to attend the Young Artists Mozart Residency in the Aix-en-Provence Festival 2007. She received master-classes from Bernarda Fink, Graham Clark and Mikael Eliasen and performed in the festival.
In 2006 Amy starred as the lead female actress in the film of The Magic Flute, directed by Kenneth Branagh and conducted by James Conlon. She won the critics over in her role as Pamina. The film has had excellent reviews following its release worldwide and Amy received a nomination for the most promising newcomer in the Evening Standard British Film Awards.Amy continued her vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Since her departure from music college, Amy's career has diversified as she has recently qualified as a secondary English teacher. Alongside her teaching commitments, Amy continues to perform on a regular basis. Recent appearances on the concert platform include soprano soloist in Brahm's Requiem in Bedford and Filia in Carissimi's Jeptha in Wilton Church, Salisbury. Please see her diary for recent and forthcoming projects.