Solo Baritone – Amy Ewen

Between 2008 and 2016, Amy was the Principal Euphonium player for the North East Hampshire Area Schools Band and also the Solo Baritone for the Hampshire County Youth Brass Band. In 2015, she was awarded the George Hellar Musician’s Scholarship, alongside representing her county as a Hampshire Music Hub Scholar. This led her to study the Baritone Horn at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2016, under the tuition of Matthew White and Philippe Schwartz. She has been a member of the Virtuosi GUS Band, Flowers band and most recently the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band. In January 2020, Amy appeared as a guest soloist alongside Peter Moore and Philip Cobb at the Great Birmingham Brass Festival where she performed Peter Graham’s Concerto for Baritone.

Amy is the founding member of tuba quartet, When Tuba Come One, current holders of the prestigious ITEA Ensemble Competition 2019 title and winners of Bernard Brown Brass Ensemble Prize 2020. Alongside performing in chamber groups, Amy also enjoys performing her baritone across a large range of genres, such as Pop and Folk with the Ollie West Band, and most recently orchestral, alongside the CBSO in Birmingham Opera Company’s production, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Together with performing, Amy is enthusiastic about Arts Administration and management. She has utilised her four years of studying at a Conservatoire by gaining work experience and freelancing in many prestigious UK orchestras and organisations, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Isobel Griffiths Limited and BBC National Orchestra Chorus of Wales. She is currently the Head of Brass, Amos Miller’s assistant and also holds the responsibilities of the Department Administration Assistant for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Admin Team.

After graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in May, Amy will be starting her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music to study with David Thornton and Steven Mead.