Amanda Michell

Amanda’s passion for the horn developed whilst studying for her A Levels at Felsted School. The horn was her newest musical pursuit, but during this time she fell in love with the sound of the instrument, the challenges that it offered, and the opportunities that it could lead to. It was at this time that she made the decision to pursue horn playing as a career.

Before this, Amanda had played the piano and sung in choirs since the age of 6. When she left Essex to study at Royal Holloway, University of London she continued to have lessons on the organ, whilst also maintaining the busy and demanding roles of being a choral scholar in the famed Royal Holloway Chapel Choir, and principal horn of the Royal Holloway orchestras. In 2009 Amanda graduated with a BMus (Hons) and went on to continue her studies on the horn at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She also continued singing during this time, as a choral scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.

After two years of further study Amanda graduated with an MMus (Performance) and entered the world as a freelance horn player. She has enjoyed her first two years in this profession, which has led her to play with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Manchester Camerata, London Concert Orchestra and Arts Symphonic. She has recently begun to develop a career in the West End and as well as performing in one-off shows, Amanda is currently a regular deputy for “The Lion King”. Amanda hopes to continue broadening these experiences as well as performing as a soloist and is very excited about where her career will take her in the future.

November 2013