A passionate advocate for the bassoon, Amy is much sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and communicator, regularly featuring on BBC Radio 3
Solo highlights include premiering Roxanna Panufnik’s concerto for bassoon & string orchestra with the Northern Sinfonia, Strauss's Concertino with the English Chamber Orchestra, Mozart’s Concerto at the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht with Birmingham Opera. She has taken part in festivals internationally including Parnu, Spoleto USA, Aldeburgh, Tbilisi, West Cork, Ryedale, Bath mozartfest and Mizmorim festivals and regularly attends IMS Prussia Cove.
Amy has been part of Ensemble 360 since 2010 and is a member of Orsino, founded by Adam Walker. She also regularly performs with the Kaleidoscope Collective, Wigmore Halls’ artists in association from 2020.
In 2011 Amy was appointed principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Sought after as guest principal with leading orchestras in Europe including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, she is currently principal of Aurora Orchestra and ENO. She was selected by YCAT in 2014 and has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music since 2013.
Upcoming engagements include returns to Wigmore Hall and Spoleto Festival, Strauss concertina at Musikdorf Ernen as well as the release of recordings with the Sacconi Quartet for Signum, with Mark Simpson for Orchid and with Orsino for Chandos.
'The supreme eloquence of bassoonist Amy Harman’s solos will stay with me.'The Times / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican