Amy Harman


A passionate advocate for the bassoon, Amy Harman is much sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and communicator, regularly featuring on BBC Radio 3.    

Solo highlights include premiering Roxanna Panufnik’s concerto for bassoon & string orchestra with the Northern Sinfonia, Strauss’s Concertino with the English Chamber Orchestra, Mozart’s Concerto at the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht with Birmingham Opera. She has taken part in festivals across Europe, including Parnu, Tbilisi, West Cork, Ryedale and Mizmorim and regularly attends IMS Prussia Cove.

Over the last year Amy has collaborated with the Castalian Quartet at Wigmore Hall, with soprano Louise Alder and pianist James Baillieu at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and with the Orsino Ensemble at the Aldeburgh Festival. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include returning to Wigmore Hall with Dame Sarah Connolly and performances at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2011 Amy was appointed principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Sought after as guest principal with leading orchestras in Europe including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, she is currently principal of Aurora Orchestra and ENO. She was selected by YCAT in 2014.

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