BA MUS Bristol University
M MUS Music Performance GSMD
Teachers: Jacqueline Bremar and Anthea Parashchak.
Coaches: Andrew Griffiths, Paul Plummer, Liz Marcus.
CONCERT SOLOIST WITH:
BBCSO, BBCCO, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, RPO, OAE, Britten Sinfonia, St James Baroque, The Hanover Band and Choral Societies around the UK.
OPERA AND STAGE:
Passion - Music Theatre Wales & Exaudi
Little Match Girl – Opera North & I Fagiolini
Fairy Queen – I Fagiolini
King Arthur – I Fagiolini
Tallis in Wonderland – I Fagiolini
How like an Angel – I Fagiolini and Circa
Carmen (Micaela & Frasquita) – ECO
Middle East Opera Gala - ECO
Cosi fan tutte (Despina) – Park Opera
Dido and Aeneas (Dido) – BBC Singers
Dido and Aeneas (2nd woman) – Sloane square opera
Dido and Aeneas (Belinda) – Bristol Music Society
Trial By Jury (Plaintiff) – Bristol Music Society
Thursford Christmas Spectacular!
Morley College Opera – various scenes.
SOLO WORLD PREMIERES:
Passion of our Lord, Gabriel Jackson – Merton College Oxford
The Blitz Requiem, David Goode – St Paul’s Cathedral
Tom Fool’s Wooing, Michael Finnissy – Milton Court, London
Michael Finnissy Vocal Works - Exaudi
Passion of our Lord - Gabriel Jackson
Storm – Judith Weir
Moth Requiem – Harrison Birtwistle
Airplane Cantata – Gabriel Jackson
Angry Planet – Bob Chilcott
Striggio – I Fagiolini
E N S E M B L E:
BBC Singers - member since 2008.
EXAUDI - member since 2017.
Britten Sinfonia Voices
R E C I T A L:
Victoria Rooms Bristol, GSMD, Dunottar Ballroom, Wing Ballroom (with pianist David Hill), St John’s Upper Norwood (with pianist Anyssa Neumann), Penge Congregational Church (with pianist Andrew Griffiths.)
E D U C A T I O N WORK:
BBC Singers – regular education projects with all ages.
Peripatetic teaching at Dulwich Prep School, Woldingham School
and Lady Margaret’s School from 2003 – 2008.
RECENT TESTIMONIALS (written in 2017):
"To Whom It May Concern:
I have worked with Emma on numerous occasions as a member of my ensemble EXAUDI, specialists in contemporary music. Emma is firstly a great singer, with an astonishingly flexible voice capable of making white (but deeply expressive) tone in Renaissance sacred polyphony one minute and a warm, soloistic sound the next. Her range is also extraordinary and she possesses the best and most reliable super-high notes (up to at least top F) I have encountered. Her musicianship is exceptional, her reading (even in fantastically complex scores by Finnissy et al.) and command of style are both excellent; finally she is a consummate professional, reliable in all ways. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Artistic Director, EXAUDI
"I have always admired Emma's artistry as a soloist both in the BBC Singers and as a soprano in her own right. Her technical assurance and musicality were particularly apparent when I was asked to accompany her in a recital last summer. No matter the style, language or emotional core of the music, Emma galvanised the audience and commanded their total attention throughout. She deserves more opportunity (in general) to take on solo roles as she has the presence and overall ability to stand alongside the best. I am happy to talk further should it be necessary in her support."
Chief conductor BBC Singers 2007-2017