Steven Goulden is a classical & operatic tenor and graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He trained with renowned British tenor John Mitchinson and has worked with some of the most famous names in music including Sir Simon Rattle.
Amy Butler is an alumnus of Oxford University and studied with acclaimed international concert pianist Martin Roscoe.
Steven and Amy are passionate about performing music at the highest level. Their hugely versatile repertoire includes classical, opera, musical theatre, popular song and jazz. Along with their musical talent and professionalism, their warm and engaging personalities are guaranteed to keep an audience entertained.
Their extensive performing experience includes a wide variety of distinguished clients including the Company of Directors, Italian State Tourist Board, the Rotary Club and Hilton Hotels.
Steven Goulden, Tenor
Steven Goulden studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with internationally-renowned tenor John Mitchinson and vocal coach Gerald Wragg, graduating with distinction. He has won many awards including the Laura Ashley Prize, the William Appleby Prize, the Heber-Percy Scholarship and the Dolan Evans Award.
Steven has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Bridgewater Hall, St John's Smith Square and Die Doelen (Netherlands). He has sung the principal tenor role in numerous operas including The Magic Flute (Mozart), L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), The Bartered Bride (Smetana) and Peter Grimes (Britten).
Steven has sung under the baton some of the finest conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Martyn Brabbins, Anthony Negus and Richard Hickox. He has also performed as a soloist with various choral and musical societies, singing a wide range of oratorio, lieder, art song, operatic, jazz and musical theatre repertoire. Past performances include Bach’s Magnificat in D (with John Lubbock), Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Lobgesang, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus and Samson, and Orff's Carmina Burana.
As well as his concert, operatic and oratorio work, Steven also performs at outdoor musical events such as Proms In The Park as well as singing at weddings, private parties and corporate functions.
Amy Butler, Piano
Amy began her piano studies at the age of five. Her first teacher was Diana Bushby, under whose tutelage she received the highest mark in the UK in her Grade 8 piano examination. She went on to train with international concert pianist Martin Roscoe and was awarded the ABRSM Music Performance Diploma.
Amy studied for four years at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she won a choral scholarship and performed as piano soloist and accompanist for numerous university music recitals. She graduated with a first class degree.
Amy now works as a chamber musician and accompanist with soloists, ensembles and choirs all over the UK. She also performs as a solo recitalist, in piano duo with fellow pianist Peter Sproston, as a background/cocktail pianist, and as an organist for weddings and other events.