Emily Newham is a Melbourne based horn player currently in her first year of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Growing up in a musical household, Emily began learning the piano at the age of four and the horn aged nine. At this time, Emily commenced studying with Ysolt Clark, and then continued her education at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Peter Luff, Ysolt Clark and Malcolm Stewart.
While studying, Emily became a casual musician with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra, as well as performing with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra. As an active member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, she was awarded a fellowship program with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, participated in their 2016 international tour, and performed in their season programs in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Emily was principal horn of the Queensland Youth Symphony where she performed Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns. With a strong passion for chamber music, she has performed in various groups including Lunaire Collective, the Best of Brass Quintet and the John Coulton Brass Quintet. Emily placed 2nd in the Beta Sigma Phi Brass Prize in 2016, and was the winner of the QSEC Champion of Champions in 2013.
Emily hopes to pursue a diverse career, performing orchestrally as well as in a chamber music setting. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending her time baking and reading, with a particular interest in crime novels.
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