Amber Glynn is not just a business analyst at the Australian Securities Exchange. She was also a finalist in the 2012 Concours International des Grands Amateurs de Piano, playing at the Salle Gaveau in Paris.
Upon completing her honours degree in pure mathematics whilst on a student exchange program in Germany, she was advised to "Go to London, get a job and get an education!" And so, whilst working as a software developer, she spent the bulk of the next decade frequenting the concert halls of London listening to the great contemporary pianists from Brendal to Argerich. Art, opera, literature and languages were made a study of to add depth to her musical understanding. The music of Messiaen lead her to Javanese gamelan as well as to Richmond Park in search of skylarks.
In 2009, she took a year out to travel. Whilst in India, she encountered a system of music wholely different from the Western tradition which had previously formed the basis of her experience.
Her travels ended in her native country of Australia. Amber now lives and works in Sydney.