… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Amelia Conway-Jones (Violin) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since October 2012)

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, Amadeus Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic Orchestra, MULTI-STORY ORCHESTRA, Orchestra of the Swan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sound Collective, Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Nevill Holt Opera, Opera della Luna.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, City of Oxford Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, L'Orchestre du Monde, Milton Keynes City Orchestra.
  • Chamber Ensembles: Berkeley Ensemble.
  • Chamber Groups: Adderbury Ensemble.
  • Sessions: Hilary Skewes.

Amelia's orchestral work also includes

    Orchestras

  • Orchestra of the Swan (co-leader) - concerts and recordings for Somm Recordings and Avie and UK tour with band James
  • BBC NOW trial for second violin no. 3 (50% position)
  • RLPO trial for first violin section player (50% position)
  • The Aurora Chamber Orchestra
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Cheltenham Internation Festival Players
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Arensky Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Groups:

  • Berkeley Ensemble
  • Rivoli String Quartet

Chamber Music:

Amelia is the 1st violinist for the Rivoli String Quartet. Performances include:

  • St Mary de Lode, Gloucester (2012)
  • The Saga Pearl II Mediterranean Cruise (2011)
  • Zumaia Festival, Spain - with Jose Mari Azkue (2011)
  • Derby University Multi Faith Centre
  • Cité des Arts, Paris - with London Schubert Players, Matthew Jones and Yuri Zhislin (2010)
  • Royal Academy of Music - with London Schubert Palyers, Ken Aiso and Yuri Zhislin (2010)
  • Recitals at the Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove, and St Anne's College, Oxford (2010)

Solo Performances:

  • Dvorak Romance with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra in Annecy, France (2010)
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2 with The Orchestra of Situation Opera (2009)
  • Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra in Annecy, France (2008)
  • Cheltenham Spring Series solo recital (2007)
  • Cheltenham International Festival recitals (2004/06)

Theatre Performances:

  • Flyboy is Alone Again this Christmas, the Pit theatre, Barbican (2010-11)
  • Sad Lucy; A Fish Opera, Little Angel Theatre (2010)
  • Flyboy and the Robot, National Theatre Flytower (2009)

Shows:

  • Bootleg Beatles

Sessions:

  • Hilary Skewes (Buick Productions) - film and album sessions
  • Recording for a new installation at the Science Museum

Amelia is co-leader of Orchestra of the Swan and has lead the orchestra on several occasions.

As a freelancer Amelia has worked with the Academy of St Martins and she plays regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with whom she has performed at the proms and at major concert halls throughout Europe, as well as recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra for a number of film and game scores, and for Classical discs. She is Principal Second Violin for the orchestra of Nevill Holt Opera and for Milton Keynes City Orchestra.

Amelia trained as an apprentice animateur with Spitalfields music and is a versatile supporting musician as she really enjoys improvising. Last year she helped to devise the score to the film Arthur Sleep, and has performed at live screenings of the film at New Cross and Deptford film festival and at Trash Cannes film festival at the Old Vinyl Factory.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal College of Music (BMus(Hons)) and Royal Academy of Music (MA)

Prizes and Awards

  • Gloucester Young Musician of the Year (2006)
  • Music Scholar for English Speaking Union Gloucestershire Branch (2004-07)
  • Keith Nutland Award (2003)

Teachers

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 18th Oct 2017

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Amelia Conway-Jones (Violin) Profile

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.

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Amelia Conway-Jones (Violin) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

  • Spitalfields project, Phoenix Special School, London
  • Young Musicians at the Tabernacle Workshops, various primary schools, London
  • "Goulash" - presentation for actor and string qartet, Ashmount School, London
  • Spitalfields Music Animateur Apprentice Scheme (2010-11)
  • Orchestra of the Swan - Cre8us Project at Welcombe Hills Special School, Stratford-upon-Avon (2010)
  • Mandeville Bursary Project - St Mary's Primary School, Aylesbury (2010)
  • Improvisation workshops at the West London Day Centre for homeless people (2010)
  • King's Place Family Weekend - violin masterclasses (2009)
  • English Touring Opera at the National Portrait Gallery (2009)
  • Amelia started a teaching programme aimed at 3-5 year olds called Scutterbugs Prepare to Play
  • Music in Hospitals

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Amelia Conway-Jones (Violin) Profile

Discography

  • Carducci Classics: Joseph Horovitz - Fantasia and Quartets, Carducci quartet and friends
  • Somm Recordings: Bax/Ireland Piano Concertos, Orchestra of the Swan with Mark Bebbington, conducted by David Curtis
  • Somm Recordings: Finzi/ Copland Clarinet Concertos and Appalaican Spring, Orchestra of the Swan with Sarah Williamson, conducted by David Curtis
  • Avie: Gal/Schumann Symphony No. 3, Orchestra of the Swan conducted by Kenneth Woods
  • Island: Lauren Pritchard, "Wasted in Jackson"

Reviews

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

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Amelia Conway-Jones (Violin) Profile

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