Amanda Wyatt was born in Folkestone and learnt violin & piano as a Junior Exhibitioner at Trinity College in London. Whilst a member of the Kent County Youth Orchestra she became a Music Scholar at the Kings School Canterbury where she studied violin with the late Clarence Myerscough and piano with Robert Scott,winning the Alan Ridout Piano Prize.
Amanda went on to study the violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Erich Gruenberg on the AGSM Performers Course. Whilst at GSMD Amanda was asked to promote the Yehudi Menuhin Competition through quartet performances in Kent which led to a tour of Germany with her quartet.
After leaving Guildhall Amanda worked predominantly as a freelance chamber musician and in musical theatre leading orchestras for many professional productions. She is currently a member of the Kent Concert Orchestra, The Becker Ensemble Festival Chamber Orchestra, and recently led the orchestra for the Maidstone Choral Society’s performance of ‘Crazy for You’ and the Guildford School of Acting’s Graduation performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. Amanda performed in many recitals locally as violinist with the Della Corte Piano Trio, and is very pleased to be returning to the position of leader to the Canterbury Orchestra.