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Emma Elkinson

Biography

Emma Elkinson

Emma Elkinson has appeared as a concerto soloist, orchestral player, chamber ensemble musician and recitalist across Ireland and in Canada, Italy, Scotland, Germany, Denmark and France. She has performed with the chamber music ensembles Fluterra and the Ardeleana Trio, Opera Interna, Patria Theatre Company, the University of Toronto's New Music Festival, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, Dublin Symphony Orchestra, Hibernian and St. Cecilia Orchestras, Aradia Ensemble, Mooredale Concerts, Jubilee Festival Orchestra, and many others. As a soloist Emma has appeared with the University of Toronto and Etobicoke Symphony Orchestras, Dublin Concert Band, and the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, playing modern and baroque flutes and recorder. She has given solo recitals at the National Concert Hall, National Art Gallery, the Bank of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University of Toronto, National Orchestra of Ireland, and the Christchurch Baroque Orchestra.

Ms Elkinson has also appeared with the International Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling, Toronto Chamber Choir, the Menno Singers, London Early Music Festival, Kaus Borealis, and in recital with Alison Melville and harpsichordist Borys Medicky. She was also principal flutist in the Tafelmusik's Baroque Summer Institute. Ms Wilkinson has recorded with the Aradia Ensemble for Naxos, played on the soundtrack of the award-winning film In America, and was flutist for the Kieser award-winning composition by Christopher Pierce, performed and recorded at the Glenn Gould Studio for the CBC. Originally from Ireland, Emma Wilkinson studied at Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the Royal School of Music in London. She is currently completing her bachelor and master’s degrees in early music with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (Netherlands). Ms. Wilkinson is a receipient of grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and is a past winner of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She is also frequent guest artist and lecturer on modern flute techniques at the University of Toronto.