Orchestral Concerts

Emily has recently been granted the MMSF Philharmonia Orchestral Harp Fellowship and is excited to start this in September 2021 for the next two years. Emily has spent time on the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera Orchestral Scheme with principal harpists Valerie Aldrich-Smith and Katherine Thomas. From being a passionate orchestral player, Emily has performed with BBC NOW, WNO, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra, City of Newport Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Orchestra, Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra, Bardi Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Sinfonia and many more. 

Throughout Emily's studies, she played with the University of Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, UOB Symphony Orchestra, UOB New Music Ensemble and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra. Emily enjoyed participating in the Orchestradventure! outreach project when studying at RWCMD - the college create partnerships with several primary schools and programme orchestral concerts specially devised to capture the imagination of children. 

So far Emily has worked with Mark Wigglesworth, Carlo Rizzi, Anthony Hose, James Southall, Thomas Søndergård, Harry Ogg, Sean O'Neill, David Jones, Jamie Phillips, Michael Seal, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Jac Van Steen and more. 

Emily has performed two major concertos including the Handel Harp Concerto in Bb major, Op. 4 No. 6 and the Glière Harp Concerto in Eb major, Op. 74 in 2018 and 2019.

Emily has had the chance to travel widely, including tours to Prague, Tuscany and New York. One of her most memorable moments was performing in Carnegie Hall under the baton of Mr Sean O’Neill as part of a Gala Concert in 2017.