Amelie started playing the cello as a child when her lessons were subsidised by the local authority and her cello was borrowed from the school.
Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Amelie came to Scotland in 2001 to study at the RSAMD, Glasgow.
In her third year Amelie took up the baroque cello, which was particularly suited to her style of playing, and became the premier practitioner of the instrument at the School.
She has been accepted onto the masters course at Trinity College, London to study baroque cello further. Her tutor at RSAMD sees in Amelie a strong and clear desire to communicate through music and believes that she has something worthwhile to say.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award is helping towards Amelie’s accommodation costs at Trinity College.
Since the Award
In 2010 Amelie graduated with a Master of Music in Baroque cello, with distinction. She continues to work as a freelance performer and teacher.