The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Amalia Young

Amalia Young is a violinist and improviser based in south-east London, specialising in the performance of contemporary classical and experimental music. She enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician and soloist and has performed in the UK, Europe, and the US, including at the Royal Opera House, Café OTO, the Aldeburgh Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Holywell Music Room, De Montfort Hall, the Ashmolean Museum, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Orpheus Institute, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Kammer Klang and Music We’d Like to Hear concert series. As an improviser, she has performed with folk, pop, and free improv groups across London, including shows at the EFG London Jazz Festival, IKLECTIK, Avalon Café, Matchstick Piehouse, and Grand Junction. She has performed with some of London’s leading contemporary music ensembles, including Riot Ensemble and Apartment House, with whom she has recorded albums of compositions by Morton Feldman, Nomi Epstein and Paul Paccione. Her string quartet, the Komuna Collective, recorded their debut album supported by Arts Council England in late 2023, and have recently completed a commissioning project supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, performing new works by Luke Lewis and Adam Possener.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Philippe Honoré, and her postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford and Goldsmiths University of London, studying with Mira Benjamin.
Amalia is grateful to the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation for the loan of their 1893 Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin violin.