Amy Rita

Composer and Pianist




Amy Rita is an Australian Swiss pianist, composer and actor born in 2000 in Albany, Western Australia.

Amy grew up in the beach town Queenscliff, then moved to Melbourne when she was 16 years old to pursue her artistic endeavours. Throughout her adolescence, she performed constantly in orchestra's, quartets and solos with piano, cello and voice.

After a successful start to her career in film acting. Amy took a break in 2022 to focus on her first passion, classical music.

In 2022, Amy recorded her debut collection of original modern-classical piano pieces. She channeled her emotions of feeling stuck in a never-ending-loop of life and mundane routine into her first single 'Orbit,' which was written in a snap unexpected five-day lockdown in Melbourne, 2021.

Her music and composition ability has been compared to the calibre of Ludovico Einaudi and championed by esteemed Australian producers and composers.

Her debut E.P was released in June 2023 through the Maison Serein label.



What does music mean to you personally?

Music is so deeply a part of me. Personally, it’s a way of self expression and demonstrating emotion, a creation of beauty and connection.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?

Music for me, is more about transportation - allowing the performer and listener to go to another place. Music also has the power to ground you in reality and bring you back to the present moment.

If you were not a professional musician, what would you have been?

I currently also do screen acting and I’m very passionate about health and fitness.

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about the future? 
 I’m more excited about the future, rather than worried. Today classical music is constantly shifting, evolving and being re-discovered in new ways. New composers, performers, works, performance styles are coming to the forefront and being developed, with the associated new audiences accompanying them. I believe we’re all in a very pivotal stage for the classical music scene and we need to move with it.

What do you envision the role of music to be in the 21st century? Do you see that there is a transformation of this role?

Music is powerful. It has a very prominent and constantly evolving role in the 21st century. Its inclusion in films, concerts, streaming and campaigns is ever-present and has the power to allow listeners and audiences to feel, connect and be transported. I believe it’s role will continue to transform in new ways, that we haven’t even thought of as of yet. As the world moves forward, so will music.

Do you think that the musicians today needs to be more creative? What is the role of creativity in the musical process for you?

Today I believe musicians need to stay true to themselves more when it comes to what they want to express in their music and creativity, otherwise there’s going to be too much of the same sound. There is great effect and beauty in simplicity, rather than trying to be overly-creative and complex all the time. For me, when composing music, my creativity is inspired by my environment, emotional state and what I want the audience to feel and connect with.

Do you think we as musicians can do something to attract the younger generation to music concerts? How would you do this?

Absolutely. A lot of my audiences this year have had younger attendees. Social media is a very powerful tool when it comes to this.

Tell us about your creative process. What is your favourite piece (written by you) and how did you start working on it?

My favourite part about the music creation process is sitting at the piano and creating new music from scratch. Letting my fingers run up and down the keyboard, and experimenting until I finds something that clicks. Inspiration comes to me in the moment. My favourite piece written by myself would be Orbit. Written during a snap unexpected 5-day lockdown in Melbourne in 2021, the piece was inspired by the feeling of being stuck in a never-ending-loop of life and lockdown routine. I channeled these emotions into composing Orbit.

Can you give some advice for young people who want to discover classical music for themselves?

When it comes to listening, start by exploring classical Spotify playlists and ease yourself in. When it comes to playing an instrument, book in a trial lesson with a local teacher or music school.

Do you think about the audience when composing?

Absolutely. The audience is an integral part. When I perform, I hope to transport them with my music, allow them to feel something and connect to the heartbeat of the song. When I’m composing, I’m consciously thinking about the thought and emotion the music is trying to capture and the story it’s trying to tell to the listener.

What projects are coming up? Do you experiment in your projects?

I’m always trying to challenge and experiment with my projects. Each concert is different. A unique set up, set list, way of performing and interacting with the audience. I have a collection of concerts coming up before the end of the year and releasing a new EP which I’m excited about.