Amalia Young is a London-based violinist and mezzo-soprano. She is currently a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, studying violin with Philippe Honoré and singing with Glenville Hargreaves. Primarily interested in performing experimental music, Amalia has recently performed chamber works by Chiyoko Szlavnics and Linda Catlin Smith at Café Oto, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2019 she was a Performance Fellow on the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory, performing works by Xenakis, George Lewis, and Michael Finnissy. Amalia has performed widely across the UK as a soloist and chamber musician, notably at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the Athenaeum Club, Stationers’ Hall, and the House of Lords.
Also an experienced choral singer, Amalia was formerly an alto and conducting scholar at St James the Greater Church, Leicester. With this choir, she has sung and conducted services across the UK, including at Norwich Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Bath Abbey. Deeply invested in the social relevance of music, Amalia has organised various recitals in aid of charitable causes ranging from Amnesty International to YoungMinds. She is a Young Artist Musical Ambassador for the Sussex-based Music Mind Spirit Trust with whom she has led musical community engagement sessions in association with Live Music Now across the UK. In her spare time, Amalia enjoys listening to jazz and R&B, brewing kombucha, being outdoors, and practising yin yoga.