Amelia was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She became fascinated with the violin as a toddler and began learning the violin through the Suzuki method.
Amelia’s musical aspiration and career goal is to perform the violin to a world class standard. Her three areas of focus include solo performances, playing as a member of prestigious orchestras and chamber groups, and being able to develop young students through managing her own teaching studio.
Amelia is in her final year of study towards a Bachelor of Music (performance violin) at the University of Waikato under Dr. Lara Hall. She has recently been awarded a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship and has been placed on the Dean’s list of Academic Excellence and has received a creative and performing arts blues award.
For the past two years Amelia has been accepted into the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and has been twice accepted into the Adam Summer School for chamber music with the NZ String Quartet. Amelia has achieved numerous awards in the Competitions Society of the Performing Arts regional events. A significant achievement in 2011 was a 2nd and 4th placing in the Sydney Eisteddfod competition. In 2012 she was invited to play as a soloist with the BOP Symphonia.
As well as perusing a career as a soloist Amelia participates in as many charity concerts as possible. Her most recent one was performing with Yulia to fundraise money for the Hospice.
Amelia has been offered a place in LSU music school in America next year.