Emma is a violinist, violist, performer and teacher based in Edinburgh. Her work ranges from period baroque performance to collaborations with composers on cutting-edge new music.
She is one half of the violin/electronic duo KUBOV, with Jess Aslan. Since forming in 2013 they have performed internationally and they are currently working on their first studio album. They also run new music night Sonic Warehouse which aims to promote contemporary performers and their music.
Emma regularly plays with pianist Karin Schistek, performing a wide variety of repertoire from Beethoven sonatas to their own improvisations. She is a founding member of the Eris Ensemble, with which she has recorded and performed since 2009. She is also a violinist with the Ison Quartet and violist with a new string trio recently formed with Julia Lungu and Justyna Jabłonska.
Additionally, Emma has premiered works by composers including Matthew Sergeant, Ian Vine, Charlie Usher, Gemma McGregor and Jess Aslan.
Emma is currently working towards a PhD at the University of Edinburgh with Peter Nelson and Nikki Moran, investigating indeterminacy in the performance of new music. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor's degree with honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and a Master's in musicology at the University of Edinburgh. During her time in Manchester, she studied violin with Eyal Kless, and viola with Michael Gurevich and since returning to Scotland, she has had tuition from Ruth Crouch, Ruth Slater, and Mieko Kanno. She is a freelance violin and viola teacher in Edinburgh and is also a tutor in contemporary improvisation at the University of Edinburgh