Both established performers in their own rights, Steven and Amy formed the Saltmarshe Duo three years ago. They enjoy performing a large and eclectic selection of music together - from operatic arias and classical piano solos to songs from the shows, pop and jazz standards.
As well as their years of professional training, their warm stage presences are guaranteed to keep audiences entertained. Steven and Amy's extensive performing experience 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 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 for numerous choral and musical societies and enjoys 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 enjoys performing 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 training she received the highest mark in the UK in her Grade 8 piano examination. She went on to study 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 frequently performed as piano soloist and accompanist in university music recitals. She graduated with a first class degree.
Amy now enjoys performing across the UK as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble pianist.