Amy Tress, violin
Violinist Amy Tress enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She is first violinist of the Solem Quartet, whose debut album The Four Quarters was released on Orchid Classics in 2021, immediately reaching the top 10 in the classical charts. Praised for their ‘cultured tone’ by The Arts Desk, the quartet tour internationally in Europe in Asia as well as performing at major UK venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Amy has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras such as the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, with a diverse repertoire ranging from Brahms and Mendelssohn to Shostakovich and Schnittke. She collaborates regularly with leading living composers such as Thomas Adès, Anna Meredith, Colin Matthews.
As a recording artist, Amy has featured on numerous Hollywood film scores as well as soundtracks by composers such as Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and The Haxan Cloak. With the Solem Quartet, she gave a series of performances of the live film soundtrack to Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster in collaboration with Picturehouse Cinemas. Her live and recorded solo and chamber music performances are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Amy studied Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where she won the Gibbs Prize for the highest 1st class Music degree, and subsequently the Royal College of Music, where she won the Violin Competition & Unaccompanied Bach Prize. She teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Eton College, Windsor.