Emily’s Music Story
Emily grew up in a musical family in Sydney, Australia; her father was a composer and violin player, and her mother was a violin teacher. It would be no surprise to find out therefore that Emily started at violin at early age, aged 3 years old. She also started learning the piano, about age 5.
Her violin teacher was a private teacher outside school, but her secondary school was strong on music. Twice a year the school would perform at the Sydney Opera House. As a teen, Emily shot to national fame after being featured in the acclaimed award-winning Australian documentary ‘Mrs Carey’s Concert’
At age 18, Emily made the move across the world to London, inspired by a particular violin teacher she wanted to be taught by at the Royal College of Music, and attracted by the fantastic central location of the Royal College of Music. After her Masters at the Royal College and whilst living in London she also studied in Brussels, having lessons with a teacher based there.
A multi- international prize winner, Emily was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music, presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. She won the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year (Australia), and the 2016 Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Musician of the Year (UK), and international competition prizes at Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Bromsgrove International Music Competition (UK), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust, The Worshipful Company of Musicians and City Music Foundation.
Emily also has media presence as the ABC Artist-in-Residence, BBC Introducing Artist, with regular broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Three (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), WXQR (USA), and Musiq 3 (Belgium).
She currently teaches at the Royal College of Music in London, as well as privately, in addition to performing. Emily is currently recording and focussing on French violin music, from composers like Debussy.