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Welcome

Thanks for visiting the website of award-winning saxophonist Amy Green. Performing a diverse range of music, Amy is one of the rising stars of our generation.

About Amy

Amy loves to perform both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and has performed extensively up and down the UK and abroad. Upon graduation, Amy was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music for the most outstanding student. Amy is also a passionate teacher and is the saxophone teacher at the Purcell School of Music.

Amy Green

Amy Green

Saxophonist

Amy Green

Studies

In 2014, Amy graduated with Distinction from her Masters at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London, having gained her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours there two years earlier.

Amy was delighted to be awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal and subsequently performed for HRH Prince Charles in 2015 at the RCM’s President’s Visit when she was presented the medal.

In Paris, an Erasmus exchange enabled Amy to study with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. During her studies at the RCM, Amy studied with both Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson.

Amy is also a talented clarinet and flute player, studying clarinet as second study during her time at the RCM.

Solo

Amy has given solo recitals across the UK and was selected for various artist schemes including the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Scheme. Solo recitals in London include the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, St James's Piccadilly, the V&A museum, the National Gallery, and in the BBC Proms Plus series broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Amy was a selected Park Lane Group Artist and gave her St John’s Smith Square debut in 2016. She was a finalist in the YCAT competition, and during her studies was selected to play in the Rising Stars concert series at Cadogan Hall, London, for four successive years, won the Melber Saxophone Competition and was the first saxophonist ever to win the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize.

About

If you’d like to learn more about Amy and her career to date, please visit the About page for a full biography, including some of the prestigious awards she has already collected.

“ Whether it’s performing in a beautiful room of paintings at the National Gallery, on the big stage at the Royal Festival Hall or more intimate settings Amy is equally dedicated to what she’s doing and passionate and enthusiastic in her approach. ”

Amy Green

Amy Green

Saxophone

Support

During her studies, Amy was an RCM Lord Winston Scholar, supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award, a Boise Foundation Scholar 2013 and was also most grateful for generous support from Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and Beech Jones solicitors.

Recordings

Eugene Bozza Aria
(with Daniel King Smith on piano)

Elliott Carter Pastoral
(with Daniel King Smith on piano)

Chris Roe Spiral.
Recording of live performance at the Royal College of Music in 2012. This piece was written for Amy by the composer. http://www.chrisroemusic.com/

Vadim Neselovskyi San Felio
(with Christine Zerafa on piano). Recording of live performance at the Royal College of Music in 2014

Jenö Takács
Two Fantastics Op. 88

Saxophone/Piano. Taken at a recent concert at St James's Piccadilly. Link: Takacs Click the image on the right

Our Journal

A Post With A Single Image
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Hello world!
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A Post With an Image Gallery
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We Appreciate Any Kind of Feedback
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Contact

Amy travels, rehearses and performs a lot, so the best way of making contact is by email. You can reach her by email – just click here.

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See Amy

Monday 21 October 2019 1pm
The Riot Ensemble at Southampton University
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/music/news/events/2019/10/21-riot-ensemble-close-up.page?

Thursday 24 October 2019 1.10pm
The Riot Ensemble at Manchester University
http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:q7m-jyzo2f8n-5pow0h

Sunday 27 October 2019, 3.15pm
Performance with the Vida Guitar Quartet
Kings place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/contemporary/errollyn-wallen-and-laura-snowden/

Friday 1 November 2019 1.10pm
Brunel University Lunchtime Concert
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/life/get-involved/brunel-arts/Concerts-and-performances/Lunchtime-concerts/2019-20/Brunel-Friday-lunchtime-concerts-Amy-Green-Saxophone-Vera-Fonte-Piano

 
 
 
 
Sunday 3 November 2019, 1pm and 4pm
The Riot Ensemble at November Music series
‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
http://riotensemble.com/voyages-of-discovery-2019-2/#more-2614

Monday 25 November 2019, 8pm
The Riot Ensemble
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/whats-on/classical-music/riot-ensemble/3372

Sunday 8 March 2020
Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone at Huddersfield Saxophone Day
http://www.sarahmarkham.eu/Annual

The playlist

  1. Aria
  2. Pastorale
  3. Spiral
  4. San Felio


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Chamber

Amy is the soprano saxophonist in the Laefer Quartet, one of the UK’s most exciting saxophone quartets. The quartet are Park Lane Group Artists and winners of the Elias Fawcett Ensemble Award for Outstanding Ensemble in the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Competition. She is a Principal Artist with the Riot Ensemble, a group dedicated to connecting people to great contemporary music in concerts and events that are just as innovative, vibrant and rewarding as the music itself. The Riot Ensemble regularly commission and perform music by international emerging composers. Amy also performs with the collaborative ensemble ANIMA who explore projects bringing together contemporary composers, musicians and animators in live performances with abstract animated films.

Orchestral

Amy is also a talented chamber and orchestral musician, performing with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Rambert Dance Company. She has toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra including concerts in The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Grafenegg, Austria, and took part in the London Sinfonietta Academy in 2011.

 
 
 
 
Wednesday 18 March 2020, 1.10pm
Laefer Quartet at Music on the Green
Parish of Esher, Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS
http://www.motg-esher.com/Home.htm

Tuesday 14 April 2020, 8pm
Laefer Quartet at nightmusic
St David’s Hall, Level 3 Lounge, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH
https://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/contemporary-nightmusic/tabea-debus-and-laefer-quartet/"

Tuesday 5 May 2020, 1pm
Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival Lunchtime Recital
Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
http://www.licmf.moonfruit.com/"

OVER 100 YEARS OF WOMEN AND THE SAXOPHONE

In 2015 Amy launched the co-founded project ‘Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone’ at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. The project is a celebration of the women who were integral in developing and pioneering the instrument and its repertoire throughout the saxophone’s history. Since then, the project has been featured as part of the RCM’s 2016 International Women’s Day celebrations including on BBC Radio 3, as well as lecture-recitals at the First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music in Bangor, Wales, and at the European Saxophone Congress in Porto.

Get in touch

If you’d like to make contact with Amy, please use the form on this page. As she travels, rehearses and performs a lot, this is the best way of reaching her.

amygreensax @amygreensax

Very excited to be back performing with the wonderful @VIDAGQ again next month. Come along to hear @lsnowdenguitar’… https://t.co/tyKkouV3Ns

RT @RiotEns:We’re at @UoSMusic today and tomorrow workshopping and wild and wonderful new piece by @benolivermusic with poet… https://t.co/b5zClNFJsj

“Amy is an outstanding Saxophonist. She has absolute command of the instrument and is a natural and individual young artist.”
Martyn Jones (Administrator of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund)

“… produces a seamless depth of sound…”
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

news

Amy is delighted to become a Principal Artist with the Riot Ensemble. Having performed with them over the years at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The Forge Camden and LSO St. Lukes, she is extremely excited to join the artistic board. See www.riotensemble.com for more info!

October 2017 saw the launch of the CD ‘Bachianas’ by the brilliant Vida Guitar Quartet at Kings Place featuring Amy on soprano saxophone. Amy had a fantastic time collaborating with the quartet, recording 3 pieces for soprano saxophone and guitar quartet including a new work by composer Laura Snowden. See https://www.bgsrecords.com/product/vidagq-bachianas/ for information about the CD.

concert programme biography

For concert programme biography, please contact Amy directly via email at:

amy @ amygreensax.com

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