PERFORMANCE: UWA Music presents: Emma McPhilemy and Friends
Emma McPhilemy (UK) is an international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing. Direct from the Melbourne Saxophone Festival, Emma will perform a solo recital before being joined on stage by some of Perth's leading saxophonists including UWA Graduate and Junior Saxophone School (JSS) Director, Erin Royer, and pianist Jonathan Bradley
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Emma McPhilemy is an international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing. She is endorsed by “Vandoren UK” and “Selmer Paris”, and performs regularly throughout the UK, Europe and China as a soloist and as leader of ‘The Abelia Saxophone Quartet and Ensemble’. She recently graduated from The Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Honours degree, under the tuition of Rob Buckland, Andy Scott and Carl Raven.
Recent highlights include performing the UK premiere of John Mackey’s Soprano Saxophone Concerto; making her debut performance as a soloist at Wigmore Hall; leading her saxophone quartet to tour internationally whilst also having a busy schedule in the UK; touring Europe, the UK and China as the Musical Director and saxophone soloist in Bill Whelan’s production of ‘Riverdance’; winning the ‘Star Award’ from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Emma has managed several collaborative projects, international tours and performances with other conservatoire students around the UK and to China, Switzerland, Portugal and Strasbourg. She has also worked regularly with Opera North, and has recently been awarded a place at The Royal Northern College of Music to complete the ‘International Artist Diploma’, starting in September this year. Excitingly, this includes a concerto appearance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra where she will be premiering a new work written by composer, Tom Harrold.
In July 2018, Emma travelled to Switzerland to perform solo recitals and collaborative performances with various ensembles. She also plans to record a CD of new commissions with her pianist Philip Sharp in 2019 andhas commissioned composer Tom Harrold, to write a concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra which will be premiered in June 2019 with The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
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