Emily's Biography

Emily began studying at the Royal College of Music in 2013 under the tutelage of Alistair Mackie and is a Karina Choudhrie Scholar supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award.

Emily started learning the Cornet at the age of 8 and grew up playing in local Brass Bands. She has acted as Principal Cornet of A.W. Parker (Drybrook) Band, Assistant-Principal Cornet of Lydbrook Band, Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Wind Ensemble and been a member of both the National Youth and Children's Brass Band of Great Britain.

Before coming to the Royal College of Music, Emily spent two years at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset on a music scholarship. During this time she completed her A Levels, took up playing the Trumpet and Piano, and completed the DipABRSM Trumpet Diploma.

As well as playing as part of many groups both in and out of RCM, Emily loves performing around the country in Concerts and Weddings as a Soloist. Emily has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Keith Nutland Award and the Margaret Rose Bursary, as well as reaching the final of the RCM Concerto Competition during her second year at RCM.

Emily has played solos in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Gloucester Cathedral and Wells Cathedral including a solo recital at Pitville Pump Rooms as part of Cheltenham International Music Festival. She has played in masterclasses and had tuition from Matthias Höfs, Alistair Mackie, Paul Beniston and Mark David to name a few.