Emily Harding

´╗┐Emily started off playing at the age of 7 with Drybrook Band in the Forest of Dean, and has had a keen interest in brass banding ever since.

For sixth form, Emily won a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where she was awarded a DipABRSM and earnt scholarships to the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music to study for an Undergraduate Performance Degree.

Since then, Emily has been the recipient of awards such as the Keith Nutland Award and the Margaret Rose Bursary, and in 2015 she was invited to perform a solo recital in Pitville Pump Rooms as part of the world renowned Cheltenham Music Festival. During her third year at the RCM Emily was privileged to be asked to play a Trumpet Concerto accompanied by the RCM Brass Ensemble as a result of winning the Brass round of the Concerto Competition earlier that year.

Emily Harding has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class Honours degree as an RCM Foundation Scholar. She has performed solos in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wells Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and Symphony Hall, and worked under world famous conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenhazy, Bramwell Tovey, Vladimir Jurowsky, Diego Masson etc.