Emma Halnan was the woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician 2010 while a student of Anna Pope at the Purcell School. At the RAM she studied with William Bennett and Kate Hill, and she later studied privately with Robert Winn. She has performed at many UK venues as a soloist, in her duo with pianist Daniel King Smith, and in the Aurora Trio. The trio held a chamber music fellowship at the RAM 2014-16 and works as Live Music Now artists. Concerto appearances include with the BBC Concert Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Sinfonia and LMP. Emma was principal flute of the EUYO 2014-16 and has performed as guest principal of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and guest principal piccolo of ENO. A City Music Foundation Artist, Emma won the Sussex Prize for Woodwind in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2019. Emma also plays historical flutes, freelancing with ensembles such as the OAE and Music For Awhile. She toured twice with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
*See the panel for details of her concerts in the 2019 LDSM festival.