Concert and Solo Flute Performer
Amy Gillen, who comes from Bridgetown in County Donegal, was awarded a first class honours BA of Music Performance in flute and a first class honours Licentiate Teaching Diploma in flute from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2018. She moved to London in September 2018 to study for a Masters of Music Performance in flute at the Royal College of Music (RCM).
In September 2020 Amy was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal by the RCM for her outstanding contribution musically and in other important ways to the life of the College. She also received her Master of Music Performance in Flute degree in which she received a Distinction First Class Honours.
Amy has won numerous prizes including the Sir James Galway Rising Star award at the 2017 Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland; the Flax Trust Bursary in 2017; the McCullough cup; the RTE Lyric FM Bursary and the RDS Jago Award at the Feis Ceoil in Dublin.
Amy has performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and made her solo concerto debut with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in April 2018 playing the Libermann Flute Concerto. She has also taken part in the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathway Scheme.
Amy’s exceptional talent has already been recognised through the award of multiple prizes both in Ireland and further afield not least by Sir James Galway.