Festival International et Académie

Emma Purslow, violin

Emma Purslow (Violin)

Passionate about bringing live performance to everyone, Emma Purslow is a violinist and violist performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in the UK and abroad.

She is first violin of the Alkyona String Quartet (Royal College of Music Junior Fellows 2022-2023), and has recently enjoyed guest performing with the Navarra Quartet, Corran Quartet and Explore Ensemble.  Emma is a sought-after teacher, educator and workshop leader and works regularly with the National Children’s Orchestra, Royal College of Music Junior Department and  Musiko Musika, in addition to her role as violin teacher at Chetham’s School of Music.

Emma enjoys a varied freelance orchestral career performing regularly with orchestras including the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as many others around the UK. Emma led the Street Orchestra of London between 2016-2019. Described by the Guardian as “truly uplifting” this 40-piece ensemble brings live performance to those unable to access it.


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