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  Amy Horvey (Bio)

Holder of the National Arts Centre's 2008-2009 Richard Li Young Artist Chair, 27-year-old Amy Horvey is well known as a contemporary, orchestral and Baroque trumpeter both in Canada and abroad. She regularly works with the National Arts Centre and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, and recently appeared with Ensemble Caprice at the Montreal Baroque Festival. Amy is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Trumpet Performance with Ed Carroll at McGill University.

She has commissioned works from many composers, including Marc Yeats, Cecilia Arditto, Anna Hostman, and Ryan Purchase. Her latest projects include "The Queen of the Music Boxes", a solo performance for trumpet and music boxes inspired by cornet soloist Edna White (1891-1992), and participation in both the 2007 Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar and the 2007 Lucerne Festival Academy. In May 2008, she toured Northern Italy with a contemporary program for solo trumpet. In September 2008 she performed her original score to the dance performance "Rooms", a collaboration with Agnija Seiko, at the Plartforma Festival in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

In 2006, Amy toured Canada with "The Perspective of Disappearance", a program of new music for solo trumpet. This program was featured at such venues as Open Space Victoria and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. At the invitation of jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas, she presented the program at the 2006 Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York.

Amy Horvey's fascination with the trumpet led her to the University of Victoria, where she studied with Louis Ranger. She also gained invaluable orchestral experience playing in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, where she received coaching and mentorship from America's leading brass pedagogue Vincent Cichowicz. After her graduation from the University of Victoria, Amy studied at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto with Andrew McCandless, principal trumpeter of the Toronto Symphony.

From 2003-2005 Amy studied with Andre Heuvelman at the Rotterdam Conservatory, graduating with the highest possible honours. While living in the Netherlands, she also studied privately with avant-garde trumpeter Marco Blaauw and won the Jury Prize at the 2004 De Link competition.

Amy Horvey