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Amy Birse is a classical violinist, pianist and Scottish folk music artist from Aberdeen, currently based in London.

Amy Birse is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London where she studies both violin and piano. As well as ensemble, chamber, and orchestral commitments, Amy loves to perform her own recitals in various venues, play at weddings, rotary events and festivals. After achieving her grade 8 violin and grade 8 piano with distinction at the age of 15, she went on to win the overall Instrumental Challenge Cup in the N.E of Scotland Music Festival, and was winner of the first Grampian Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with the orchestra in 2017. She has also performed with the Scottish Ensemble on their Concerts by Candlelight Tour, the Hebrides Ensemble and NYOS Camerata. Amy has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland for many years and with them she has enjoyed touring China, playing at various events including the BBC Proms, European Championships, the Edinburgh Festival and many more. In the 2018 season she was thrilled to have been selected as leader of the orchestra. As well as being deeply involved in the classical music scene, Amy is passionate about Traditional Scottish Folk music and loves to arrange, perform and record arrangements of traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes along with her younger sister, Rachel. Together they bring to life the culture and beauty of Scotland and share new ideas within the traditional tunes.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Renaissance, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Country
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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