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Amy Turner

Amy Turner

Woodwind Oboe Tutor

Amy is an Oboe tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Amy is currently Section Principal Oboe of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, a post she took up in 2015.

Originally from near Peterborough, after studying the oboe under the tutelage of Nicholas Daniel, Amy won a place to attend Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where she studied with Valerie Taylor. Subsequently, she was awarded a Foundation Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, London where she studied with Christopher Cowie, David Theodore and Gareth Hulse.

Amy continued her studies at RCM on the Postgraduate Orchestral Performance course with John Anderson, also taking part on an Erasmus exchange to the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany studying with Christian Schmitt. During her studies she was the winner of the RCM Edward & Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize and Douglas Whittaker Memorial Prize for Chamber Music.

Since moving to Glasgow Amy still enjoys a busy freelance career outside of her position in Scottish Opera and has played with various orchestras in the UK. She has a passion for chamber music having co-founded and played in various ensembles over the years, specialising particularly in the wind trio and piano and winds repertoire.