MusiciansEmma John

Emma John began playing the horn at ten years old, inspired by her mum and brother. Fostered by a love of classic movie tunes, Emma developed an ear for classical music, leading to a passionate involvement with the arts.

Emma completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia in 2023, studying primarily with Julia Brooke. In 2024 she is commencing her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Carla Blackwood.

An avid orchestral player, Emma has always found playing in large ensembles very fulfilling. Starting in school and community orchestras, working her way up to Principal Horn with the Western Australian Youth Orchestra, Emma now plays as a casual musician with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Emma's solo experience includes regular performances with the 'Wesley at One' recital series and UWA Lunchtime concerts. She performed Strauss' First Horn Concerto with the St George's Orchestra in 2022 for their annual 'Christmas in the Quad' concert.

Emma has (in recent years) been awarded the Peter Knight and Clough Music Scholarships for residency at St George's College, the Peter Moore OAM Scholarship, and the Wesley Uniting Church Music Scholarship, all of which have given her opportunities to foster her passion for orchestral, chamber and solo performance. 

In their spare time Emma takes a keen interest in marine biology. She loves to swim, snorkel, and read up on new discoveries in scientific journals!

Emma is fully supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Bill and Sandra Burdett

Photo by Pia Johnson

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