RPS Instrument Purchase Grant 2019 | £1,000 towards a French Horn
Emily started playing the horn at the age of 12 with Paul Garner and later with Derek Oldfield, from the age of 16. She now studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Jeremy Bushell, Beth Randell and Simon De Souza. She has also taken masterclasses with John Ryan, Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Elspeth Dutch, Principal Horn of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Emily has played in a variety of different ensembles throughout her teenage and university years. Before starting her degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, she played with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra alongside many professional players, performing major orchestral works including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11. Emily also plays with the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra, as Principal Horn for the past two years.
During her first year at the RBC, Emily has played in numerous large projects, including Elgar’s Enigma Variations. She also plays in a horn quartet, brass quintet and wind quintet which enjoys regular professional engagements.
Being a low horn specialist, Emily aspires to one day have a seat in a professional orchestra, as well as a prosperous career in chamber music.