Amy Williamson

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2013

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo Soprano

Location: Royal College of Music

British Mezzo-Soprano, Amy Williamson graduated as a scholar from the Royal College of Music with a First Class Honours degree in 2013 under the tutelage of acclaimed Soprano Janis Kelly and Christopher Glynn. During this time Amy received the Joyce Budd Prize in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Awards (2010). Amy is in her first year of the Masters programme at the RCM where she is the Midori Nishiura Scholar supported by a Helen Marjorie Tonks award, holds a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.

Recent roles include Florence (Albert Herring), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Dido (Dido and Aeneas) and Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas) in the 2013 Bath International Festival alongside Florilegium and under the direction of Ashley Solomon. Amy covered the role of Nutrice in the 2012 RCMIOS production of Monteverdi’s Il Coronazione di Poppea and sang the role of Un Patre in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges for the RCMIOS (Dec 2013).

Other solo appearances include recitals at St. Martin in the Fields (London), Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben cycle at Trinity College Cambridge and most recently Britten's Spring Symphony with the RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under David Hill. Amy has taken part in masterclasses with Sarah Connolly, Peter Harvey and Simon Keenlyside as well as work with the acclaimed Chilingirian Quartet.

Future projects include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Charpentier’s Te Deum in St David's Hall, Cardiff with Florilegium, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) in April 2013 and Carilda (Arianna in Creta) for the RCMIOS and the London Handel Festival in March 2014.