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Amy Tress, violin

Amy Tress enjoys a busy career around the UK and abroad as a chamber musician and teacher. She is 1st violinist of the Solem Quartet, with whom she has regularly appeared at major concert venues such as the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Hall, and broadcast multiple times on BBC Radio 3. The Solems were Junior Fellows at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2015-17 and are currently Ensemble in Residence at Liverpool University, as well as being ambassadors for Live Music Now. They have recently been selected for Tunnell Trust and Park Lane Group awards, and have been privately commissioned to undertake a five-year Beethoven cycle from 2017. 

Amy has performed numerous concertos across the UK and played as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals including IMS Prussia Cove, Edinburgh Festival, Academie de Maurice Ravel and Mendelssohn-on-Mull. She has won many awards including Oxford University’s Gibbs Prize for the highest 1st class degree and the Royal College of Music Violin Competition & Bach Prize.

Amy teaches violin at Eton College and chamber music at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.