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Amy Strachan Soprano, Headshot, Scottish Singer, Singing Teacher

Born in Peterhead, Scottish soprano Amy Strachan has completed her studies at the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Rosemary Nairne, Patricia MacMahon, Mary Nelson, and Wilma MacDougall. 


Throughout her studies, Amy was awarded the Margaret Fletcher Schola Cantorum of Edinburgh Lieder Prize and the Donald Tovey Memorial Prize – awarded to the student who shows the greatest promise in composition or performance and also the Marjorie Thomas Art of Song Prize. She was also offered a fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music following her studies. 


Since graduating Amy has worked for Scottish Opera and Grange Park Opera and continues to study with Amanda Roocroft and Ara Khachaturian.

As an oratorio soloist, Amy has performed a plethora of works including Mendelssohn Elijah and Symphony No. 2 – ‘Lobgesang’, Poulenc Gloria, Händel Messiah and Samson, Rameau Grands Motet – ‘In Convertendo’, Haydn Creation, Bach Magnificat, Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Goodall Eternal Light, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb,  Rossini Petite Mess Solennelle and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music and Te Deum with various ensembles and choral societies.

Amy’s operatic roles include Micaela Carmen, Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, Iris Semele, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Sesto Giulio Cesare, Drusilla L'incoronazione di Poppea, Gertrud Hänsel und Gretel, Elle La Voix Humane. This year Amy recorded the role of Sour Genovieffe from Puccini’s Sour Angelica and covered the role of Sour Lucilla from the same opera with Scottish Opera.

As a soloist, Amy has featured in the Edinburgh International Festival as part of their Songlines series, performed solo recitals at both the Wigmore Hall and the Usher Hall, in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme she performed the world premiere of Stephen Deazley’s Perch and performed Canteloube’s Chants d'Auvergne with the Aberdeen City Orchestra. Amy has also premiered Tom Cunningham’s The Willow-Wren and the Stare and Brian Irvine’s Monuments of the Mind.


Amy works for Live Music Now to deliver interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals, and a range of community and healthcare settings.

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