Emma McGrath


Heralded as a “First-magnitude star in the making” by the Seattle Times, British violinist Emma McGrath made her London debut aged 10 in the Purcell Room, and at 14 she performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, broadcast live on Classic FM.

She has since performed as a soloist with numerous professional orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and has toured France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Brunei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Israel, Australia, the UK and the USA as a soloist and chamber musician.

Emma became the Concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016. She maintains an international Concertmaster career, having been Guest Concertmaster of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Castile and León Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Emma was previously the Associate Concertmaster/Acting Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.

A multi-faceted musician, Emma is also a professional singer, composer, folk musician, and baroque violinist! When she is not making music, she enjoys hiking and travelling.