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Emily Earl is a London-based violinist and City Music Foundation Artist whose practice is built on diversity. She was highly praised for her Masters recital performance and was awarded the 2019 J&A Beare Bow Prize for outstanding achievements at the Royal Academy of Music. 

A founding member of the Echéa Quartet, she has performed at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Philharmonie de Paris, and the Wigmore Hall, and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. While studying in Oslo, Emily formed the Virentia Quartet, who performed at the ‘Grieg in Bergen’ festival, and in a side-by-side concert with the Takács Quartet for the Oslo Quartet Series. Virentia will reunite later this year to perform Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Emily is also a member of the newly-formed Meliora Collective, who will give their debut performance in July 2021. 

As an orchestral player, Emily has played with the Oslo Camerata and Oslo Philharmonic, and has worked closely with Sir Mark Elder and Marin Alsop, including a performance at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. 

Emily has a particular love for contemporary music and enjoys working with composers on new works and experimental techniques. During the UK lockdown, she commissioned several new works by emerging composers, and gave the premiere of “On Pause” by Geoffrey King and “Bound” by Luke Stylesas part of the Royal Academy of Music’s bicentenary 200 commissions. 

Emily is a member of the new artist collective, Deluge, working with artists Rachel Gadsden (UK), Siu Fong Yeung (Hong Kong) and Jeremy Hawkes (Australia), along with composer Freddie Meyers and writer Colin Hambrook. Their exhibition “Storm” launched online in April 2021. 

Emily plays a violin by Andrea Postacchini kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.