Britten Pears Young Artist 2021/22


Emily is a composer studying on the Opera Makers programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in association with Royal Opera House Covent Garden and with generous support from the Thompson Educational Trust. Her approach is spacious and environmental, and she is especially interested in collaborative, interdisciplinary ways of making new work. Recent engagements include a new chamber opera 'Paradise Garden' created with librettist Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh and premiered at Milton Court (Barbican); and a guitar piece written for Tom McKinney on Psappha's 'Composing For...' Scheme. Emily has previously worked with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, The Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Tim Gill, CHROMA, and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also an active mezzo-soprano and experienced curator.