Meet the Musicians: Amy Harman

Amy Harman & Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Thursday 16 May
    12.45 – 1.45pm
Ticket typeCost
Disabled & Unemployed£10
Students & Under 35s£5

Amy Harman introduces a programme of 20th and 21st century music featuring the bassoon

After a failed early career as a cellist, Amy has had much better success as a bassoonist. Former Principal Bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra, she is now Principal of English National Opera and the Aurora Orchestra, as well as a member of Ensemble 360. A particular highlight has been performing with Birmingham Opera as a ‘flying soloist’ from a trapeze suspended above the audience.

Amy’s chosen to include Roxanna Panufnik’s 'Cantator and Amanda' in this programme, which tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between a 14th-century monk and the young maiden Amanda. She will also introduce Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, an entertaining piece that captures the character of the musicians he wrote it for, including a wonderful ‘argument’ between the bassoon and clarinet.


Amy Harman (Bassoon) and Ensemble 360


  • BRITTEN: Phantasy Quartet Op.2 for oboe, violin, viola and cello
  • PANUFNIK: Cantator and Amanda for bassoon and string quartet
  • NIELSEN: Wind Quintet Op.43

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