In demand flautist Emma Halnan first came to prominence as the woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician 2010. She has since appeared at major venues worldwide and has performed concertos with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, and London Mozart Players.
Emma won the Sir Karl Jenkins/Arts Club Classical Music Award 2016, in association with Classic FM. As a result, she recorded and broadcast on Classical FM a piece specially composed for her by Sir Karl Jenkins. She also recently won the Croydon Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2017, and has been selected as a Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2018-20. Emma was principal flute of the European Union Youth Orchestra 2014 – 2016; she has also appeared as a guest principal flute of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal piccolo with English National Opera. Emma studied at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett and Kate Hill, and afterwards with Robert Winn. She previously studied at the Purcell School with Anna Pope, where she won the 2010 Fenton Leaver’s Award. She has been generously supported by the Hattori Foundation and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Emma also won the 2014 Kenneth Loveland Gift and is a City Music Foundation Artist.