Amy Ewen is the Principal Baritone for the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band and became the first female baritone player to be appointed in the institution's 140 year history, at the tender age of 21.
She received a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2016 - 2020) under the tutorage of Matthew White and Philippe Schwartz. During her studies, she was a member of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. She enjoys performing in prestigious venues such as Symphony Hall, Royal Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, and is most recently heard on the BBC Children in Need charity album "Got It Covered". Amy also appeared as a guest soloist alongside Peter Moore and Philip Cobb at the Great Birmingham Brass Festival 2020, where she performed Peter Graham's "Concerto for Baritone".
Amy is the founding member of the tuba quartet, When Tuba Come One - winners of the 2019 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Ensemble Competition, the 2020 Bernard Brown Brass Ensemble Prize and the 2020 Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize. She is also a founding member of the brass quartet, Northern Quarters, where she continues to promote the baritone in unique instrumental settings. Amy also enjoys performing her baritone across other genres, such as orchestral pop with Ollie West & the Wildflowers and also in Birmingham Opera Company's 2019 production of "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
She is currently studying a Masters in Music with David Thornton and Steven Mead at the Royal Northern College of Music.