About Chanson Duo
Amy has been learning and performing music from a very young age starting piano lessons at 3, violin at 6, and singing since she could talk!
Amy attended Junior Guildhall, before going to university at Birmingham Conservatoire studying voice and violin. She excelled in vocals performing in many operas and choral recordings, and was a professional member of the Birmingham based choir, Ex Cathedra.
Growing up Amy performed and toured with orchestras, as well as being a part of many choirs and musicals, her largest part playing Maria in West Side Story. She now performs regularly for Weddings and Events as part of a vocal harmony trio, as well as playing for audiences on violin.
Amy also enjoys a busy teaching schedule, holding posts at Holmwood House Preparatory School, Colchester County High School for Girls, Littlegarth School and Essex Music Services as well as teaching private pupils.
Chanson Duo are professional musicians based in Essex who can provide the perfect musical backdrop for your Wedding or Event. Charming and engaging conservatoire trained performers, they are skilled in a wide range of musical styles.
Between them, they have performed for many people, including The Queen, Princess Anne & Annie Lennox, and performed at the Royal Festival Hall and Symphony Hall, to name but a few.
Greg enjoys a busy musical career, both performing and teaching. He began learning the piano at 2(!) and studied music at Colchester Institute and then Trinity College of Music, London. As a pianist he plays regularly as a soloist for weddings and functions, and as an accompanist for the Essex Youth Orchestra auditions, his own string pupils, and various additional ensembles and groups.
An accomplished violinist, he has been freelancing both locally and in London since 1994, and regularly performs with a large number of orchestras and ensembles, including the Lavenham Sinfonia (leader), Prometheus Orchestra (co-principal), and Kingfisher Sinfonietta. He is also in demand as a composer and arranger, and has previously worked with I.T.V. on 'The Bill' for various music and sound based elements.
Greg has a thriving teaching schedule and holds posts teaching piano and violin at Colchester Royal Grammar School, Ipswich School, Colchester High School, Holmwood House Preparatory School, Littlegarth School, Suffolk One and Academy East. He is also the viola coach for the Essex Youth Orchestra.
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