Amanda comes from Waddington and was educated at the North Kesteven School in Lincolnshire. She is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She is also an accomplished pianist, winning the John Ireland Prize for voice and piano.
Amanda is a versatile choral and ensemble singer. She sang with the German a cappella sextet Singer Pur on a most memorable tour of Central Asia, which included Tajikistan in the midst of civil war! She has sung with The Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir, Crafty Musick, and is a founder member of the female quartet Scottish Voices. She made her Wigmore Hall debut with the Gesualdo Consort of London and regularly sings with the BBC Singers, Exaudi and The Tallis Scholars.
in 2000 started singing with Synergy Vocals (www.synergyvocals.com) who work exclusively on microphone. Since then she has performed Steve Reich’s ‘Tehillim’ in the USA, ‘Music for Eighteen Musicians’ throughout Europe, his new ‘digital video opera’ ‘Three Tales’ world-wide during 2002 and 2003 to great critical acclaim, ‘Proverb’, choreographed by William Tuckett, danced by Adam Cooper and Yenaida Yanowsky at The Royal Opera House, and Louis Andriessen’s ‘De Staat’ with The Los Angeles Philharmonia in March 2006. Recent engagements include the world premiere of ‘Daniel Variations’ by Steve Reich, as part of his 70th birthday celebrations at the Barbican in London and Carnegie Hall in New York followed by a European tour. She sang in performances of Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’ with The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson in the USA, in Liege conducted by Pascal Rophe and most recently in January with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Lorin Maazel.
Future engagements include Nono’s ‘Prometeo’ with Synergy Vocals at the RFH, Louis Andriessen’s ‘La Commedia’ in Amsterdam, Steve Reich’s ‘Daniel Variations’ in Japan, Xenakis’ ‘Nuits’ with Exaudi at the Aldeburgh Festival and concerts with The Tallis Scholars in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Bath.
On the lighter side Amanda sings on the soundtrack for the films ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Nanny McPhee’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ and on Björk’s album ‘Vespertine’.