Amy Till is Sub-Principal Oboe in the orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. She has also 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 the Royal 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’, commercially recorded the Villa Lobos Concerto Grosso and performed concertos by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Martinu, MacMillan and Strauss. In 2023 she premiered Joshua Borin’s work ‘At Every Turn’ at the Barbican with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra. 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 eras and has played with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert, Dunedin Consort, Early Opera Company, Florilegium and others.
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. Over 500 copies have been sold in every continent (except Antarctica!).
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 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 Cor Anglais Prize. In 2017 Amy entered the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition and received two prizes as a semi-finalist.
When not performing, Amy enjoys classic musicals, Strictly Come Dancing and playing piano duets with her husband.