Flautist

Amy-Jayne Milton

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About Amy-Jayne

Flautist
London
Freelance flautist based in London.

Amy-Jayne Milton graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2017, supported by a Kirby Laing Award and Neville Wathen Award. Since her graduation, Amy-Jayne has been embracing her career as a professional freelance flautist and enjoys participating in a variety of different musical roles from orchestral to solo. Amy-Jayne started the flute at the age of eight and at the age of eleven she achieved a place at Chetham’s School of Music. Her passion and commitment to music has been evident from a very young age. Through the National Children's Orchestra, Amy-Jayne had the wonderful opportunity to play to Sir James Galway. He then invited her with scholarship to his International Flute Festival in Switzerland for two consecutive years . She is now mentored by Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway. In 2017, she attended the Galway Flute Festival receiving full sponsorship from the Gemeinhardt Flutes co. and was awarded a R.F Lafin headjoint. Amy-Jayne has been freelancing with the London Symphony Orchestra since January 2018. Her highlight is playing Principal Second Flute on tour with Sir Simon Rattle in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, as part of the Santander Festival, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival and Edinburgh International Festival. Her other orchestral achievements include performances with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, working side by side with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Britten-Pears Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen and working intensively along LSO Principals at the London Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Academy. In her third year at the Royal College of Music, she was Principal Flute in the Symphony Orchestra where they performed an all-Stravinsky programme at the Royal Festival Hall. Her solo highlights include performing recitals at the Ryedale and Shaldon Music Festivals, Bishopsgate Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, the Mansion House for the Worshipful Company of Musicians and performing Carl Nielsen's Flute Concerto with the Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra. Over the years she has won numerous competitions including the Rotary Young Musician International competition in Great Britain and Ireland. Another interest of Amy-Jayne is contemporary music and regularly records composers works. She has premiered at the RNCM Music Festival, National Portrait Gallery and as part of film scores. As a busy freelancer, she is also a passionate and successful teacher of flute, piano, recorder, and singing. She is a visiting professor at the flute department in the Connelly School, DC and has given flute masterclasses in New York City. Amy-Jayne believes that education in music is vital to inspire the younger generation.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Instruments:
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Recorder
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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, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Actor, Transcription
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