Amy Jolly

Amy graduated with distinction from the MA program at the Royal Academy of Music as a student of Josephine Knight, achieving DipRAM for outstanding final recital and the Rhoda Butt Award for achievement and contribution to the institution. Having studied previously with Professor Valter Despalj in Zagreb and Jakob Kullberg at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, she has led an exciting musical path.

Amy is currently a scholar of the String Leadership Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music. Performing regularly with the Hallé and receiving mentorship from Nick Trygstad and Emma Ferrand, Amy is recipient of the 2014 Charles Hallé Award and is very grateful for support from the Oglesby family.

Amy was the first ever instrumentalist to win the Royal Warrant Holders Aldeburgh Bursary in 2013, leading to a performance at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace and support as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, performing in masterclasses with Miklos Perenyi at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Amy performs regularly with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Bristol Ensemble and FeMusa, Britain’s only all-female string orchestra. She was a founding member of the Toki Quartet, who worked with composers Nicola LeFanu and Yuka Takechi, performing all over the UK and Japan. The Toki Quartet received funding from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Holst Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and the Britten-Pears Foundation.