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Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn

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Amy Horvey is well known as a contemporary, orchestral and Baroque trumpeter both in her native Canada and abroad. She regularly works with the National Arts Centre and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared at many major festivals including the Montreal Baroque Festival, the Jazz Festivals of Vancouver and Ottawa, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad.

Her solo projects included "The Queen of the Music Boxes", which was featured at the 2009 Stratford Summer Music Festival. In 2010, she appeared as a Yamaha Artist at the International Women's Brass Conference. Also active as a composer, her works include Rooms, a piece for trumpet and dancer which was performed at the 2008 Plartforma Festival in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Amy has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles and orchestras of international repute including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and has toured Canada and Italy with solo programs of new music for trumpet. As a Baroque trumpeter, Amy has worked with several of Canada's leading early music ensembles, including Ensemble Caprice and the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal.

Strongly committed to education, she has taught at many educational institutions including Lakehead University and McGill University's Schulich School of Music, and currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.

Amy Horvey is the winner of numerous awards and grants, including a McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship, the Jury Prize in "de Link" Competition in the Netherlands, and grants from the Canada Council and Saskatchewan Arts Board. In 2008-2009 she was the holder of the National Arts Centre of Canada's Richard Li Young Artist Chair. Amy is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Trumpet Performance at McGill University with the support of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

In 2009, she released her debut solo CD, Interview, to widespread critical acclaim. Her newest CD, Catchment, was released in October 2010.