This concert has been kindly sponsored by Brian and Rowan Turnbull.
Emily graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with Distinction in 2016. She won the RNCM Gilbert-Fell prize for contemporary solo performance, a Music at Beaulieu Award and third prize in the Virovitica international clarinet competition.
She has played principal clarinet for the contemporary music group Divertimento Ensemble in Milan and in a contemporary Britten-Pears ensemble led by Jessica Cottis, creating new music with young composers for the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.
Solo performances include Weber’s 1st clarinet concerto with the Loughborough Symphony Orchestra, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto in Huddersfield Town Hall and the world première of Fred Fisher’s Bass Clarinet Concerto. Alongside Sinfonia Cymru, Emily does extras work for many orchestras. A recording on Deutsche Grammophon playing bass clarinet for the CBSO under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla in Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 was nominated for a Grammy.
Emily teaches clarinet at Sheffield University and Manchester Grammar School and is chamber music coach for the National Youth Concert Band.
Adam started the piano at the age of eleven. He studied with Head of Keyboard at Newcastle University, David Murray, and attended the Royal College of Music. Adam completed his undergraduate degree with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and his Master’s with Dina Parakhina.
As a soloist Adam has performed at venues including the Bridgewater Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Hall and Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow.
Adam performs in chamber ensembles and teaches at Withington Girls’ School and Manchester Grammar School.