About

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Biography

Amy grew up in Sussex and lives in London, writing music with collaborators across the UK and Europe. Her practice focusses on the role contemporary music plays within collaborative theatre making, site-specific work and educational settings.

In 2019, Amy received an International Grant to work as Composer-in-Residence for the Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden, where she spent four months curating independent projects in Dresden, Berlin and Leipzig. The subsequent commission of her opera, ‘A Kinder Society’, which was originally designed as a piece of immersive theatre, was adapted for film and premiered in the 2021 TONLAGEN Festival in Hellerau this April. Here, Amy joined forces with Catherine Valve (filmmaker), Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser (instrumentalist/ composer), Rosie Middleton (mezzo soprano) and Sarah Parkin (soprano) to coauthor the work.

Amy was a participant on the 2020 Young Composer’s Scheme with the National Youth Choir’s of Great Britain, which saw her music featured on a digital release with NMC records and a feature with Choir and Organ Magazine.

Additionally last year, Amy was working with the 2020 Festival de Music de Sentúbal in Portugal on an interdisciplinary composition for their Youth Ensemble. She was also a participant on the 2020 Britten Pear’s Young Artist’s Programme exploring operatic performance art in a multimedia setting.

Amy was a participant on the 2016/17 London Symphony Orchestra Composer’s Panufnik Scheme, from which she received an artist’s commission and a premiere with the LSO Community Choir. Her work has also been programmed by the BBC Singers on Radio 3, Tête-à-Tête Opera and at the Lilian Baylis Theatre in association with Sadlers Wells.