Born in London in 1987, Amy Harman began her studies at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music where she was awarded the Sally Wainwright Woodwind Prize. In 2009 she completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, under the tuition of Andrea de Flammineis, Julie Price and Martin Gatt, where she was awarded the RCM Bassoon Prize. Amy also studied with František Herman at the Hudební Fakulta Akademie Múzických Umění in Prague.
As an orchestral musician Amy has performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, as guest principal with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber, City of Birmingham Symphony and Hallé orchestras and from 2010 was Principal Bassoon at BBC National Orchestra of Wales until being appointed Principal Bassoon of the Philharmonia in 2011.
Amy is also an active chamber musician and has been a member of Ensemble 360 since 2010. She has performed at festivals internationally collaborating with artists such as Radovan Vlatković, Natalia Gutman, Charles Neidich and the Chilingirian Quartet.