Amy Littlewood

VIOLIN

Amy Littlewood – Violin

 

Amy started playing the violin at the age of 7. She first studied with her father Graeme Littlewood and subsequently with Jackie Hartley.

In 2006 she was awarded a scholarship to study violin at the Birmingham Conservatoire with Nathaniel Vallois. After graduating with first class honours in 2010, she received a further scholarship to continue on a postgraduate course and finished her time at the Conservatoire as a fellow with the Hepplewhite Piano Trio. 

 
Masterclasses with Eminent Soloists

Amy won a number of competitions and awards whilst at the Conservatoire, but also externally, including 2nd prize in the Kenneth Page Foundation, and reaching the semi-finals of the Lions Club international violin competition. In 2008 Amy was invited to play in the Menuhin Competition masterclass and has performed in many other masterclasses with eminent soloists such as James Ehnes, Erich Gruenberg, Gyorgy Pauk, Ilya Gringolts, Detlaf Hahn and Jack Leibeck. 

 

Amy Littlewood, violinist of Orchestra of the Swan
Amy Littlewood plays violin for the swan
Hepplewhite Piano Trio

As a chamber musician, Amy plays with the Hepplewhite Piano Trio. They have given many recitals for chamber music societies across the UK, including a recital at Town Hall, Birmingham and Purcell Room, London. The trio have won many prizes over the years and in April 2012 they attended the highly renowned Prussia Cove music course, were Associate Ensemble to the Schubert Ensemble in 2014 and studied on a mentorship scheme at Chamber Studio London. 

Performance Mentor

Amy is Associate 2nd Violin with CBSO, Principal 2nd violin with Orchestra of the Swan and also freelances with other orchestras in the UK.

Alongside Amy’s performing career, she is very interested in the psychology of music performance and works as a Performance Mentor; working with musicians to help them to perform to their full potential under pressure. 

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