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Amy Fields, Violinist

Biography

Amy began playing the violin at the age of 7 and since has developed a thorough passion and appreciation for music. At the age of 16, she gained a place at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, where she studied with Claire Docherty for three years. She has performed in venues all over Scotland including recitals in Edinburgh, Inverness, Dornoch and Thurso and a performance of Prokofiev's 2nd violin concerto in the Queen's Hall with the Edinburgh Festival Orchestra.She was recently invited to perform alongside Dorin Tuca, her violin duo partner for the King of Romania at the Cultural Palace in Arad.

During her time in Scotland she was the winner of the Concerto Competition at the Edinburgh Music Festival, twice overall winner of the Inverness Music Festival and awarded the Waddell string bursary and John Doig String prize by St Mary's Music School.  She also had the oppurtunity to lead the Highland Youth orchestra, St Mary's Music School Orchestra and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, performing in concert halls all of the UK.  She has participated in master classes with Ivry Gitlis, Kasuki Sawa, Leland Chen, Richard Deakin, Mark Messenger and Felix Andrievsky and has had tuition with Jan Repko, David Takeno and Maurice Hasson. 

In 2007, she was offered a place with scholarship on the BMUS course at the Royal Northern College of Music. She studied with Jan Repko for two years and is currently in her fourth year, studying with When Zhou Li. She is enjoying all the oppurtunities the Conservatoire has to offer such as performing in the RNCM Chamber music festival as the 2nd violinist a string quartet and playing in the RNCM's orchestras.

She is now working towards various career pathways including teaching, orchestral playing, chamber music and solo performance. She has a growing number of students and is currently on the CT ABRSM teaching course. In addition to violin , She enjoys yoga, dancing, walking and the outdoors.

She currently plays on a violin by Colin Adamson and is grateful to receive a bursary from the Fenton Arts Trust and Waddel Prize to further her studies at the RNCM