Emma is an experienced music director and ensemble performer. She is a freelance musician, conductor and teacher based in the South West of England. Emma’s most recent roles have been Principal Guest Conductor of the Harlow Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the Bishop’s Stortford Youth Orchestra and string ensembles (Hertfordshire Music Service) and Founder Director of the Ware Community Orchestra. She has most recently been a member of the Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia – a professional orchestra based in the South East, and the Salisbury String Quartet.
Emma is currently Artistic Director at Orchestras for All, which includes orchestral conducting, creating large-scale inclusive orchestral arrangements, leading conducting training for music leaders and contributing towards the artistic programme of the organisation.
Emma is a classical and folk violinist, having performed in the UK, Europe and the US with orchestras and folk bands. She has directed stage musicals and folk ensembles, produced new operas and arts programmes for Welsh National Opera and Dartington Arts and is a qualified music teacher.
Emma wrote her first musical ‘How to fail at being perfect‘ – along with writer and director Nele Van Den Broeck, a Young Lyric Production performed at the Lyric Hammersmith in August 2017 and Latitude Festival 2018.