Amy Whittlesea, Recorder, Historical Performance
Amy graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 1998, where she was a prizewinner in the William Blake Woodwind Competition, and twice a prizewinner in the Croft Early Music Competition. Amy’s career as a soloist includes performances with the English Brandenburg Ensemble, at the London Bach Festival and with the Amersham Festival Orchestra. She performed regularly as a member of Trio Tagarela, giving recitals in this country and abroad, including the Aldeburgh Festival, the Cheltenham International Festival, and recitals at the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, and live broadcasts for Radio 3 and Spain’s Radio and TV Catalunia.
The trio also gave many educational concerts and workshops for Yehudi Menuhin’s ‘Live Music Now’ scheme, and wrote a Tudor musical ‘Trouble at the Tudor Banquet’ published by Starshine Music and launched for schools in January 2003 in the UK and US. Amy’s recorder, piano and theory teaching career spans 15 years, at leading London schools Latymer Upper School, Godolphin and Latymer School, and St. Paul’s School. Amy now also teaches recorder at Leweston School, Wells Cathedral School and for South West Music School.