Soprano, Amy van Walsum, is a recent graduate of
Leeds College of Music under Geraldine Cassidy.
Contemporary music is at the forefront of Amy's focus,
performing with the Thallein Ensemble and singing brand new works from composers such as John Joubert, Louis Andriessen, Andrew Toovey and Michael Wolters. Currently she has just released her first solo album with Robin Bowman - 'Out of Town,' is a wonderful and varied selection of modern female composer song cycles and works.
During her time at the Conservatoire, Amy has sung with the
distinguished Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, under the baton of Jeffrey Skidmore and Paul Spicer, and has also appeared on two of their CD albums with Somm Recordings.
Amy works regularly as a freelance performer, alongside her Conservatoire commitments, most recently reprising her main role as Electron in Entanglement! An Entropic Tale with Infinite Opera Company. She has appeared in staged operatic productions as Anna in Vosečk's Biedermann and the Arsonists, Sandman & Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel and First Boy in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.
Recent accomplishments include 3rd Prize in the prestigious Edward Brooks English Song Prize and performing in a masterclass for David Barrell and Nigel Foster as part of Hinckley's Opera Festival.