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 from the Renaissance through the early Romantic eras. Amanda has received Bachelors and Masters degrees from both Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her teachers included 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 Europe. As an educator, she gives lectures and masterclasses internationally.
With co-author Kate Clark, Amanda has written The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide, the first modern handbook for the Renaissance flute, published by Oxford University Press in August 2020.
(Photo credit: Ola Renska)