Amanda Crawley was born and educated in London. Her singing studies commenced at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Joyce Newton and continued at Liverpool University under Doreen Wedgewood and later at York with Yvonne Seymour. As a singer, Amanda has performed as a recitalist and soloist in Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Her operatic roles have ranged from Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) to the Soprano in the UK premiere of Tom Johnson’s Four Note Opera.
In the concert hall her wide-ranging repertoire extends from lute songs through the sacred and secular music of the Baroque, to Lieder, chanson and English song, as well as the music of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and George Gershwin. She has a special interest in contemporary classical music, performing the avant-garde vocal repertoire of composers such as Bussotti, Cage and Kagel alongside new pieces by younger composers, including Judith Weir, Roger Marsh and Lisa Reim, a number of which she herself has commissioned.