Amy Papiransky

Amy was honoured as a finalist for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition in 2018.  A North East singer and songwriter, Amy has made a name for herself on the Scottish folk scene and continues to go from strength to strength. Here we found out how Amy went From Aberdeen to Folk Musician.

Born and raised in the small Aberdeenshire town of Keith, Amy began playing piano at the age of 7, followed by the violin at the age of 12 as well as always being a keen singer. Amy went on to be classically trained throughout her school years before joining the University to study a BMus Ed Music Teaching Degree.

Since graduating, Amy moved to Glasgow where she taught at various schools and completed her Masters in Scots Song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Amy says the support and training she received at the University of Aberdeen has played its role in her ongoing success.

“I absolutely loved studying at Aberdeen. I met friends for life - both fellow students and tutors. I was so lucky to receive an extremely high standard of tuition in classical voice and piano at the University and I thank Blair Cargill and Gillian Jack so much for this.”

Amy continues to teach music as well as recording her own EP and touring both nationally and internationally, performing at festivals, tutoring privately and singing and playing at weddings.