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Welcome

Thanks for visiting the website of award-winning saxophonist Amy Green. Performing a diverse range of music, Amy is one of the rising stars of our generation.

About Amy

Amy loves to perform both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has performed solo recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, St James's Piccadilly, the V&A museum and the National Gallery. As well as her flourishing solo career, Amy is also a talented chamber and orchestral musician, performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Philharmonia Orchestra and Rambert Dance Company. She has toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra including concerts in The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Grafenegg, Austria. Amy is the saxophone teacher at the Purcell School of Music.

Amy Green

Amy Green

Saxophonist

Amy Green

Studies

In 2014, Amy graduated with Distinction from her Masters at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London, having gained her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours there two years earlier.

Amy was delighted to be awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal and in 2014 was the first saxophonist ever to win the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize at the Royal College of Music. Amy performed for HRH Prince Charles in 2015 at the RCM’s President’s Visit when she was presented the Tagore Gold Medal.

In Paris, an Erasmus exchange enabled Amy to study with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. During her studies at the RCM, Amy studied with both Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson.

Amy is also a talented clarinet and flute player, studying clarinet as second study during her time at the RCM.

Appearances

Amy was selected to play in the Rising Stars concert series at Cadogan Hall, London, for four successive years. Amy also successfully auditioned for the London Sinfonietta Academy in 2011 and won the Melber Saxophone Competition in 2012. She has appeared in the BBC Proms with the London Sinfonietta and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a soloist in the BBC Proms Plus series broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2015 Amy launched the co-founded project ‘Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone’ at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, a celebration of the women who were integral in developing and pioneering the instrument and its repertoire throughout the saxophone’s history. Since then, the project has been featured as part of the RCM’s 2016 International Women’s Day celebrations including on BBC Radio 3. Amy has recently performed concertos with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, the Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra and Essex Symphony Orchestra. She enjoyed giving her St John’s Smith Square debut in 2016 as a Park Lane Group Artist.

Amy is the soprano saxophonist in the Laefer Quartet (Park Lane Group Artists) and performs with the collaborative ensemble ANIMA who explore projects bringing together contemporary composers, musicians and animators in live performances with abstract animated films. Amy enjoys performing with a variety of musicians and relishes the challenges of different styles, genres and collaborations. Whilst at the RCM she formed the Echo Trio combining saxophone, violin and piano.

About

If you’d like to learn more about Amy and her career to date, please visit the About page for a full biography, including some of the prestigious awards she has already collected.

“ Whether it’s performing in a beautiful room of paintings at the National Gallery, on the big stage at the Royal Festival Hall or more intimate settings Amy is equally dedicated to what she’s doing and passionate and enthusiastic in her approach. ”

Amy Green

Amy Green

Saxophone

Support

During her studies, Amy was an RCM Lord Winston Scholar, supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award, a Boise Foundation Scholar 2013 and was also most grateful for generous support from Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and Beech Jones solicitors.

Recordings

Eugene Bozza Aria
(with Daniel King Smith on piano)

Elliott Carter Pastoral
(with Daniel King Smith on piano)

Chris Roe Spiral.
Recording of live performance at the Royal College of Music in 2012. This piece was written for Amy by the composer. http://www.chrisroemusic.com/

Vadim Neselovskyi San Felio
(with Christine Zerafa on piano). Recording of live performance at the Royal College of Music in 2014

Jenö Takács
Two Fantastics Op. 88

Saxophone/Piano. Taken at a recent concert at St James's Piccadilly. Link: Takacs Click the image on the right

Our Journal

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Contact

Amy travels, rehearses and performs a lot, so the best way of making contact is by email. You can reach her by email – just click here.

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See Amy

Monday 24 April 2017, 7.30pm
Park Lane Group Young Artists Spring Series
Laefer Quartet
St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA
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Friday 5th May 2017, 7.30pm
ANIMA Ensemble
Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY
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Wednesday 10th May 2017, 8pm
Nonclassical - New York City inspired concert
Solo performance & Laefer Quartet
The Victoria Dalston, 451 Queensbridge Road, London, E8 3AS
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Friday 9th June 2017, 12.30pm
Laefer Quartet recital
St George’s Church, Beckenham, BR3 1AX

Sunday 18th June 2017, time tbc
ANIMA Ensemble
Peckham Asylum, Caroline Garden’s Chapel, London, SE15 2SG

Monday 26th June 2017, 12.45pm
Laefer Quartet recital
St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
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The playlist

  1. Aria
  2. Pastorale
  3. Spiral
  4. San Felio


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Wednesday 16th August 2017, time tbc
Laefer Quartet at Proms on the Roof
Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA

Wednesday 8th November 2017, 2pm
Laefer Quartet at ‘Peter’s Music Live’
Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London, W2 3EL
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Sunday 12th November 2017, time tbc
Laefer Quartet recital at Three Palaces Festival, Malta
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Sunday 25th February 2018, 3pm
Recital with pianist Christine Zerafa
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Get in touch

If you’d like to make contact with Amy, please use the form on this page. As she travels, rehearses and performs a lot, this is the best way of reaching her.

amygreensax @amygreensax


Amy Green
 @amygreensax
RT @LaeferQuartet:Looking forward to performing @swayne_giles Leapfrog again this #Monday at St Margaret's @wabbey https://t.co/u4ycJbEgmC 


Amy Green
 @amygreensax
RT @DulcineaQuartet:Well done @TrinityLaban composers for their great work last night at The Asylum! https://t.co/gA7KvKrhUL 

“Amy is an outstanding Saxophonist. She has absolute command of the instrument and is a natural and individual young artist.”
Martyn Jones (Administrator of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund)

“… produces a seamless depth of sound…”
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

news

'Amy is delighted to have been awarded the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists 2015 and to have been selected as a Park Lane Group Artist 2015/16'.

'July 2015 saw the launch of the project ‘Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone’ with colleague Charlotte Harding in Strasbourg at the World Saxophone Congress'.

concert programme biography

For concert programme biography, please contact Amy directly via email at:

amy @ amygreensax.com