Amy Hillis

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Amy Hillis has been described as having “mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance” (Ludwig Van Montréal).

Amy was a 2017 artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by the Conseils des arts et des lettres du Québec. She is also the winner of the 2019-20 Pan-Canadian Recital Tour, the 2018 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, the 2017 McGill Concerto Competition, a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation music award, and a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 

She is a member of the Montréal-based SOMA Quartet, and she is the first violinist and manager of the prairie-based Horizon String Quartet.

Instruments and current winners