Both established artists in their own rights, Steven and Amy formed the Saltmarshe Duo in 2015. They enjoy performing a large and eclectic selection of music together - from operatic arias and classical piano solos to musical theatre, popular songs and jazz standards.
With their years of professional training and warm stage presence, a duo performance is guaranteed to keep audiences entertained. Steven and Amy's extensive performing history includes a variety of distinguished clients including the Carlton Club, London, the Italian State Tourist Board 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 as a soloist 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 taken the principal tenor role in a wide variety of 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 of some of the finest conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Martyn Brabbins, Anthony Negus and Richard Hickox, and given a critically-acclaimed series of recitals with pianists Antony Saunders and Keith Swallow. He performs with choral and musical societies nationwide and enjoys singing a wide variety of oratorio, lieder, art song, operatic, jazz and musical theatre repertoire. Past performances include Bach’s Magnificat in D with John Lubbock, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges with Sir Simon Rattle and the CBSO, 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 concert, operatic and oratorio appearances, Steven also lends his voice to events such as Proms In The Park and Opera Galas, as well as keeping a busy schedule of appearances at weddings, private events and corporate functions.
Amy Butler, Piano
Amy began her piano studies at the age of five. Her first teacher was Diana Bushby, under whose training she received the highest mark in the UK in her Grade 8 piano examination. She received a young musicians' scholarship from Cottingham Recital Club and went on to train with the international concert pianist Martin Roscoe, subsequently being awarded the ABRSM Music Performance Diploma.
Amy studied for four years at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she won a choral scholarship. During this time she was involved in numerous university recitals, performing works ranging from Beethoven to Andrew Lloyd Webber. She graduated with a first class degree.
Amy performs across the UK as an accompanist, soloist and ensemble pianist.