After growing up in Croydon and attending the London Centre for Young Musicians with Fraser MacAulay, Amy Roberts went on to study with Jonathan Small on the Joint Course between the Royal Northern College of Music and University of Manchester where she won the RNCM Concerto Competition. Later, she completed a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music with Chris Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Melanie Ragge. During her time there she won the Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize, Janet Craxton Memorial Prize and Barry Grimaldi Prize. She also studied baroque oboe with Tony Robson and Katharina Spreckelsen.
Amy enjoys a varied career of orchestral, chamber and solo playing. She regularly performs with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and more. On historical oboes she has played with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Dunedin Consort, and English Concert. She is a founding member of the wind quintet Moriarty Winds and performs solo recitals with duo partner, Gamal Khamis. 2017 saw her win 2 prizes in the semi-final of the International Barbirolli Oboe Competition, and she was a Making Music ‘Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist’ Award Winner for 2019.
When not performing, Amy is a dedicated teacher at Wetherby Senior School and also privately. She teaches students of all ages and particularly enjoys helping adults come back to the oboe after time away, or to take up the challenge of the oboe from scratch!
Amy lives in North London with her husband, Oliver Till. For an updated biography see www.amyrobertsoboe.com