Winner of the NFMS Young Concert Artist Award, Emma Ferrand came to notice playing the Elgar concerto in Paul Tortelier's BBC2 masterclass series. She travels widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and broadcasts frequently. She has appeared at Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, and in many festivals. She has a long-standing association with LDSM and its International Summer School.
Emma performs internationally, and most recently in Japan. She has been guest professor at Eastman School, NY, and the Norwegian Academy, Oslo. She has also been an international jury member in South Africa, Croatia and in Prague.
Emma studied at the RAM and in Switzerland with Pierre Fournier. Emma has a distingushed teaching career at the RNCM where she was recently made a Fellow.
Recordings include Bach's Six Suites for solo cello and première recordings of English cello sonatas for Meridian. She also likes to present new works, and in 2006 premièred Hywel Davies' suite for solo cello, an Arts Council England commission.
*See the panel on the right for details of her chamber concert in the 2016 LDSM festival.