Amoret Abis is a composer, pianist and teacher from Brighton. She studied music at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2001, followed by postgraduate studies at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. After a time working with the arts in therapeutic settings Amoret undertook teacher training at the University of Sussex in 2009. Since then she has worked in secondary education, teaching music and art. Amoret has researched and written about the teaching of composition; she contributed two chapters to ‘Beyond Britten: The Composer and the Community’ edited by Peter Wiegold and Ghislaine Kenyon (Boydell and Brewer, 2015).
Her compositions include small-scale concertos for violin and vibraphone and pieces for cello, piano, string octet and flute duo. She has received commissions from the London Graduate Orchestra and the Musicians of All Saints, Lewes; an ensemble with whom she has enjoyed a long association. As a pianist Amoret performs as a duo with violinist Sophia Bartlette and has been a member of CoMA Sussex ensemble since 2013.