Emily began learning the violin at the age of seven, and received a music scholarship to Ffynone House School in Swansea in 2006. She played with the National Children’s Orchestra and West Glamorgan Youth Orchestra before gaining a place at Chetham’s School of Music in 2008 to study with Eyal Kless and Yumi Sasaki. During her time at Chetham’s, Emily played both violin and viola in many chamber ensembles, and was member and leader of the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013, Emily moved to Oslo, Norway to begin her Bachelor degree at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, studying with Stephan Barratt-Due. During her time in Oslo, Emily formed the Virentia String Quartet with three of her colleagues, who performed in the Grieg in Bergen festival in 2016, and played alongside the Takaçs Quartet as part of the Oslo Quartet Series. She also worked regularly with the Oslo Camerata, as a substitute in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and was Artistic Director of Fagerborgfestspillene 2017. Emily is currently studying for her Master of Arts with Levon Chilingirian at the Royal Academy of Music, and is a member of the newly-founded Czigány Quartet, who were accepted onto the Royal Academy’s Posnanski Scheme in September 2017. She was awarded a bursary from the John Fussell Trust towards her tuition, and is recipient of the Ann Driver Trust Scholarship. Emily plays on a 2010 Martin Bouette violin on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.