Rivoli String Quartet
Amelia is co-leader of Orchestra of the Swan and has lead the orchestra on a number of occasions. She is currently on trial for a tutti first violin position with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
As a freelancer Amelia has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, LPO, CBSO and London Mozart Players. She has toured extensively with the Philharmonia, most recently to China and South Korea. Her studio work includes film and game scores, both with the Philharmonia and for Hilary Skewes, as well as classical sessions with the Orchestra of the Swan, Philharmonia and LPO.
Amelia trained as an apprentice animateur with Spitalfields music and is a versatile supporting musician as she really enjoys improvising.
Royal College of Music (BMus(Hons)) and Royal Academy of Music (MA)
Prizes and Awards
Yossi Zivoni, Erich Gruenberg. Amelia has taken part in masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Tasmin Little, Zvi Zeitlin and the Debussy Quartet.
Amelia joined Morgensterns in January 2012
Amelia's web profile was last updated 8th Feb 2019
Amelia is co-leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, with whom she has performed on the Southbank Show with Tasmin Little in the World Premiere of Roxanna Panufnik's Japanese Spring. With the Orchestra of the Swan she has also recorded the first performance of Bax' recently orchestrated Piano Concerto and recently enjoyed a UK tour with the band James, performing at venues including the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Bridgewater Hall and the Albert Hall.
Amelia has performed concertos in England, France, Italy and Australia. She presented solo recitals in the Cheltenham International Festival in 2004 and 2006 and was subsequently invited by Festival Director Martyn Brabbins to play in the prestigious Festival Players ensemble in the 2007 and 2008 festivals.
Having gained a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal College of Music where she studied with Yossi Zivoni, Amelia went on to study with Erich Gruenberg at the Royal Academy of Music.
In recent years Amelia has toured Europe under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy with the European Union Youth Orchestra, performed for the Queen on Maundy Thursday and recorded at Abbey Road Studios for films including State of Play and for Lauren Pritchard's debut album Wasted in Jackson.
Amelia also enjoys improvising and cross arts work. She was violinist in Matthew Robins' Flyboy is alone again this Christmas at the Pit Theatre, Barbican during December 2010 and January 2011. She has also worked with Matthew on projects at the Little Angel theatre, National Theatre and in the Barbican Art Gallery.
In 2010 Amelia joined the Rivoli Quartet, winners of the Prix Ravel at the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel. The Rivolis were featured artists in the Making Music Concert Promoters Network Brochure for 2010-11 and perform for music societies nationwide, as well as abroad, including a recent trip to Paris with the London Schubert Players.
Amelia was Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2006 and won the Keith Nutland award in 2003. During her time at the RCM she was awarded sponsorship by the English Speaking Union.
When she is not performing Amelia enjoys teaching and education work and has taken part and led projects at King's Place, London; Welcombe Hills Special School, Stratford; and West London Day Centre for homeless people. Last year she trained as a workshop leader through the Music Animateur Apprenticeship Scheme, part of Spitalfields Music's Learning and Participation Programme and is looking forward to her role as a supporting musician on a Spitalfields project at Phoenix School during the spring and summer.
The Scotsman: "audacious accompaniment from Orchestra of the Swan and the Manchester Consort Choir, whose transformative contribution seduced by stealth in the early stages before sweeping the crowd along on a tidal wave of euphoria".
Orchestra of the Swam at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 25th October 2011.
Christopher Morley, for Birmingham Post: "the orchestra was truly on song, spirited and generous"
Orchestra of the Swan at Birmingham Town Hall, 19th October 2011
Mike Wheeler: "The group's immaculate unison at the start of Mozart's E flat Quartet, K428, made you sit up immediately and take notice, particularly of their rich but clear tone."
Rivoli String Quartet at Derby University, 15th April 2011. www.mvdaily.com/2011/04/rivoli.htm.
Eileen Ann Moore, for West Somerset Free Press: "The Quartet's outstanding technical ability was demonstrated from the first bars, with superb acoustics resonating from the wood panelled stone wall."
Rivoli String Quartet at Minehead and West Somerset Arts Society, 23rd January 2011