Amy Collyer-Holmes, a cellist originally from Toronto, has made Newfoundland her home since 2016. A Tuckamore Young Artist Program alumna, she performs regularly with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Opera on the Avalon, the Strong Harbour Strings Collective, and the Watershed Ensemble.
Amy received her Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University studying with Wolf Tormann, and completed her Master of Music in Cello Performance & Pedagogy at Memorial University under the direction of Vernon Regehr. In her time at Queen’s Amy acted as Musical Director for Queen’s Players, Blue Canoe Productions, and Queen’s Musical Theatre. During her studies at Memorial, she joined Dr. Christine Carter’s work in performance psychology research and completed the review of a provincial syllabus for music festivals in Newfoundland and Labrador. When’s she is not performing or teaching Amy can be found enjoying the outdoors.
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