Emma has played with CHROMA ever since its conception and loves the opportunity it has given her to work with dancers, composers, singers, actors and even Shetland island knitters as well as other wonderful musicians. It is particularly special to be able to make music with such great friends.
Emma came back to playing the oboe after leaving the Royal Academy of Music to do an English literature degree at Manchester University and travel round central America. She has a job playing with Britten Sinfonia and relishes the intimate and intense music making demanded by both chamber ensembles as well as their commitment to contemporary music and innovative programming.
Emma also loves playing opera and every year spends a couple of glorious months in the beautiful Oxfordshire country side that hosts Garsington Opera. She works with many groups and chamber orchestras such as Haffner, English Chamber Orchestra and jumps at any chance to play with English National Opera when they perform exciting new works.
She lives in Peckham with her family, practises yoga when there is time and has recently discovered Transformational Breathing - a whole other story!