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Emily Alexander

Emily Alexander

Born in South Africa, Emily began the violin aged 5. After returning to the UK following 10 years in Australia, she attended Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Margaret Norris and Krzysztof Smietana. She also attended Pro Corda, a residential chamber music course from the age of 10-18. Emily lead the Surrey County Youth Orchestra and toured both as a soloist and chamber musician around Romania, Italy and Prague.

She studied for her BMus (Hons) at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, under Maciej Rakowski and Yair Kless. Since leaving the RNCM, she coaches chamber music, musicianship and Dalcroze on Pro Corda. Emily held the position of Head of Strings and formerly Assistant Director of Music at Sedbergh School, Cumbria from 2012-19. Emily enjoys freelancing around the UK and has toured extensively, including performances in the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Purcell Room and Snape Maltings. She was fortunate to receive solo and chamber music masterclasses from Yfrah Naeman, Peter Norris, Oleg Kogan, Simon Blendis, Ani Schnarch and The Chillingirian Quartet.

Emily is a tutor for Music for the Many, a local charity who give children the opportunity to have music lessons, regardless of their economic or social background, funded by donations.

Emily moved to Todmorden in 2016 and in her spare time enjoys travelling around the world, cooking and walking up hills with her husband and the dog, Dexter.