Amy Horvey is inspired to wear many hats as a 21st century trumpet player. She is active as a creator/interpreter of new and experimental music, as a performer of modern orchestral music, and as a researcher of the baroque trumpet.
A champion of Canadian contemporary music, she has performed with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and Arraymusic and has commissioned works by Nicole Lizee, Cassandra Miller, and Christopher Butterfield, among many others. She has recorded three albums – Interview, Catchment, and Mille Bayous. As guest director of the Montreal ensemble Novarumori she led Still Listening : a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros at the 2017 Suoni per Popolo Festival. Her solo projects have been featured in festivals across Canada, and in the Netherlands, Lithuania, Italy, and the US.
On the orchestral stage, Horvey has appeared as a soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Center Orchestra, in whose trumpet sections she also regularly plays, working with many of the world’s greatest conductors including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Roger Norrington, and Charles Dutoit.
Her research and experimentation with early instruments has resulted in performances with Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and Les Violons du Roy.
She is very thankful to the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SSHRC Graduate Scholarship and the National Arts Center Richard Lee Young Artist Chair for their support.