Amy’s studies have been generously supported by the ABRSM, The Cross Trust, the McGlashan Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation.
Scottish soprano Amy Strachan is in her final year of studies in the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Wilma MacDougall and Duncan Williams. Amy read music at The University of Edinburgh before studying at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with a distinction in her Master of Arts and was subsequently offered a fellowship. During her studies Amy has been 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.
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’, Hayden Creation and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with various ensembles and choral societies.
Amy’s operatic roles include Micaela Carmen, Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, Iris Semele, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Sesto Gulio Cesare, and Drusilla L'incoronazione di Poppea. Amy has also performed many scenes including Fox Cunning Little Vixen, Lady Billows Albert Herring, Mimi La Bohème, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte, and Leonora Fideleo.
As a soloist Amy has featured in the Edinburgh International Festival as part of their Songlines series, performed a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall and in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme performing the world premiere of Stephen Deazley’s Perch. 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.