Amanda Markwick, classical flute
- September 20, 2010
Mesmerized by the pure, almost vocal sound of the flute since she first heard it as a child, Amanda Markwick has since made that fascination her own reality, playing historical flutes and earning such encouraging feedback as “beautifully flowing, colourful tones” and “you play a golden sound”. In her journey through musical refinement, Amanda has received Bachelors and Masters degrees from both Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A, and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, the Netherlands. Thanking the thoughtful guidance of her teachers Barbara Kallaur, Kate Clark, Wilbert Hazelzet, and Barthold Kuijken, Amanda has since become a sought-after collaborator in chamber music and orchestral work, performing regularly throughout the United States and Europe.
Amanda has performed with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra; Ensemble Voltaire; Het Barokorkest van de Dom Cantorij in Utrecht; the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands; the Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert; and Cantus Cölln. She is an active member of several chamber music ensembles. With Barcelona Barroc, she recently gave chamber music concerts in the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. With Prima Prattica, a mixed consort focusing on Renaissance music, she has toured in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. With Ensemble Eloquentia, The Royal Windplayers, and Trio Delta, she performs chamber music of the Classical period. As a member of Il Sussurro, she explores the quiet and nuanced colors of the early Classical flute in combination with clavichord.
Amanda has also participated in the Bloomington Early Music Festival, in Bloomington, Indiana, the U.S.A.; the International Harp Convention in Prague, the Czech Republic; the Corso Internazionale die Musica Antica in Urbino, Italy; the Casa de Mateus Festival in Vila Real, Portugal; the Festival Internacional de Musica de Cadaques in Cadaques, Spain; the 3rd Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Ribadeo, Spain; the Köthener Bachfesttage, in Köthen, Germany; and the Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik, in Austria.