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BIOGRAPHY

Amy Roberts is a British oboist with a rich and varied career. She has recently featured as guest principal with London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC NOW, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra, and has spent several seasons at the Glyndebourne Festival. Other orchestras include Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

She is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician having become a 2019 PDGYA award winner with ‘Making Music’, recorded the Villa Lobos Concerto Grosso and performed concertos by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Martinu and MacMillan. Her quintet 'Moriarty Winds' perform across the UK in a variety of concert and educational contexts and are proud to have been Chamber Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and resident ensemble for Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots.

 

Amy also enjoys making music on historical instruments from all ages and has played with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, Dunedin Consort, Early Opera Company, Florilegium and others. 
 

Alongside playing, Amy teaches at the London Centre for Young Musicains and at Wetherby Senior School where several students have gone on to win music scholarships to other prestigious schools.  In 2020 Amy wrote a series of books entitled ‘Keeping in Shape’ aimed at students of all ages and abilities wanting to warm up well and keep fit & healthy on the oboe.


She graduated from The Royal Academy of Music where she received a 1st Class MA with Chris Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Melanie Ragge. Previously she studied on the prestigious Joint Course between the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester studying oboe with Jonathan Small and baroque oboe with Tony Robson. She received a 1st from both institutions and won the RNCM Concerto Competition. Whilst at the Academy she also won the Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize, Janet Craxton Memorial Prize and Barry Grimaldi Prize.

Upcoming highlights include the Strauss & Mozart concertos, recitals with pianist, Gamal Khamis, across England and Wales, and a world premiere concerto performance, composed by Joshua Borin, with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra.