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About Aimee H.
Scottish cellist Aimée Horvath is a highly experienced and sought after cello teacher who is passionate about music education.
Aimée has a wide range of experience in teaching all ages and stages from very young children and teenagers to adult learners and has a particular gift for teaching young beginners.
Aimée studied cello performance with Robert Irvine and Myra Chahin at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and previously with Betsy Taylor (RSNO) at the Junior Conservatoire where she was awarded the Wolfson Scholarship for performance.
Aimée graduated with a Bachelor of Music Honours Degree as well as an Endorsement in Techniques of String Teaching. During her studies Aimée won several awards including the St Mungo Challenge award for solo cello performance and the Grace Dick Memorial Prize for cello.
Aimée has worked with some of the leading orchestras such as the Scottish Ensemble, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera and has had the opportunity to play concerts in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world such as the Albert Hall in London, the Grand Hall in St. Petersburg, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
Aimée has taken part in masterclasses with many leading cellists such as Steven Isserlis, Robert Cohen, Johannes Goritzki, Emma Ferrand and Moray Welsh, and was a regular participant in the International Cello Course held at Eton College. Aimée also attended intensive summer schools at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg and the Paris Conservatoire.
Since graduating, Aimée has a enjoyed an exciting career in music education, as well as an active performing schedule. She worked with the inspiring 'Sistema Scotland' music education programme based in Raploch Stirling, and was one of the first string teachers to begin the Big Noise Music project, involving extensive travel in and around the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela. During her time with Sistema Aimée had the opportunity to teach children from birth through to secondary level, as well as delivering presentations about 'El Sistema' in the Paris Consevatoire, G8 Summit and ADES conferences.
Aimée has a strong pedagogical background and brings her wide range of experience in both Kodaly and Dalcroze methods as well as Paul Rolland String Teaching to enhance and complement her own teaching. In 2010 Aimée was awarded a certificate course in Early Years Dalcroze method, through Canterbury Christ Church University.
In her free time Aimée enjoys wild swimming, climbing hills and curling up with a good book