Amy Jolly

Amy is a cellist and creator living in Manchester, UK. Amy is a PhD candidate at the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Richard Stapley Foundation and RAM. Read more about The Intervening Cellist project here.

She runs the improvisatory group Playdates with violinist Gemma Bass who are resident at The Edge and Bonjour Claude with composer Ellen Sargen.

Amy has performed with Psappha, Riot Ensemble and UPROAR and has been involved with CoMA Manchester since its revival in 2020. She currently plays in the band for Hamilton and was in the original band for Mrs Doubtfire.

Amy has performed as a principal player with BBC Philharmonic, Opera North and Birmingham Royal Ballet. She has spent this season touring Cinderella with Opera North Learning with accordionist Miloš Milivojević playing at venues such as Stoller Hall, The Lowry and Howard Assembly Room. 

Amy has previously been a recipient of the Charles Hallé Award and the Dame Gillian Brown Scholarship, and has received support from the Royal Society of Musicians, Britten-Pears Foundation and Help Musicians UK.

Photos by Dan Wiebe