Malasartes musique / MAM 012 / 2009
Amy Horvey is well-known as a trumpeter both in her native country and abroad. She has presented her work at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Open Space Victoria New Music Series, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, among many other venues. She has toured Canada presenting solo recitals of contemporary repertoire, and has been a featured soloist at the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) Music in New York.
She worked with Pierre Boulez at the 2007 Lucerne Festival Academy and toured Italy with a solo program in 2008. In 2010, she appeared as a Yahama Artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference.
She has performed with many prominent improvisers, including Gordon Allen and Diane Labrosse, and is the trumpet player in Pierre-Yves Martel’s “re-interpretive” ensemble Quartetski. Amy has also commissioned works from composers worldwide, including Anna Höstman, Cecilia Arditto and Christopher Butterfield.
Well-known as a Baroque trumpeter, Amy has worked with several of Canada’s leading early music ensembles, such as Ensemble Caprice and the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal. She regularly appears at the Montréal Baroque Festival.
Amy was the holder of the National Arts Centre Orchestra Richard Li Chair in 2008-09 and released her first solo CD, Interview, in the same year. Her newest CD, Catchment, will be released in October 2010.
Residence: Montréal (Québec)
- Performer (trumpet)
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Malasartes musique / MAM 012 / 2009
In the press
Massimo Ricci, Temporary Fault, January 6, 2010A young virtuoso of the trumpet (she was born in 1980) who has worked with Pierre Boulez…
A young virtuoso of the trumpet (she was born in 1980) who has worked with Pierre Boulez among others, Horvey presents works from different composers, of which only Giacinto Scelsi I’m familiar with. The latter’s Quattro Pezzi Per Tromba Sola are the best introduction to the artist’s outstandingly eminent know-how, her timbre is a thing of beauty — control and restraint mixed with eloquent intensity. After this fine start, the program swiftly tends to an area of music which is experimental but not in a really innovatory way, thus hindering a little our full appreciation of the protagonist’s irrefutable qualities. Two pieces — Anna Höstmann’s Interview, dedicated to pioneer trumpeter Edna White, and Ryan Purchase’s Apparatus Inconcinnus make use of spoken fragments amidst the instrumental lines; the final Overture To The Queen Of The Music Boxes is an interesting parallelism between Horvey delivering a klezmer melody against Jeff Morton’s small mechanical universe made of toy boxes, toy instruments and electronics. Cecilia Arditto’s Musica Invisibile is instead almost entirely forgettable: a dusty, old-sounding piece that manages to render even the employment of extended techniques uninteresting, if not annoying. With a better repertoire, Amy Horvey will definitely shine.
Amy Horvey (trumpet), Jennifer Thiessen (viola), Clinton Ryder (double bass), Rainer Wiens (guitar, kalimba) and Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion) will be at Le Cagibi as part of the Mardi spaghetti weekly series for creative music on Tuesday…Monday, March 8, 2010 / In concert
Quartetski Does Satie (Pierre-Yves Martel, Gordon Allen, Philippe Lauzier, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Amy Horvey) will be at Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montréal, on Friday November 20, 2009.…Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / In concert
Malasartes music celebrates its three year history with three disks launches in the same evening. Cordâme, Nozen and Amy Horvey will officially launch their new cd, on Wednesday October 28, 2009 at La Sala Rossa (Montréal).…Monday, October 19, 2009 / In concert