Emily White is professor of sackbut at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She also teaches trombone and sackbut at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Wells Cathedral School and Co-Directs the Huntly Summer School which she founded in 2010. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in the 2016 honours and became an affiliated solo artist to Conn-Selmer in the same year. As a member of The English Cornette and Sackbut Ensemble she has has scooped two Gramophone award winners and a Diapason D’Or in their extensive discography. ECSE play internationally, performed their BBC Proms debut in 2013, and are especially known for their collaboration with voices such as I Fagiolini in The Striggio Mass in 40 Parts and Alamire in The Spy’s Choirbook – voted Best Classical CD of 2014 in The Times, and winner of the Gramophone Early Music Award.
Emily also plays baroque violin and is in the ground breaking ensemble In Echo as a sackbut and violin player. They closed the 2016 York Early Music Festival and their debut CD has been recorded in 2017 with Delphian label, featuring a new commission by Andrew Keeling as well as early music.
Emily is a member of Pandora’s Box, the contemporary trio with John Kenny and Miguel Tantos-Sevillano who have given recitals across Spain, Portugal, Ireland and USA, were Artists in Residence at the 2016 Cumnock Tryst and are guest artists at the 2017 International Trombone Festival in California. She also plays trombone in Chaconne Brass, who focus on new music commissioned for them. Most recently they premiered their theatre piece commission The Farmyard Suite by Jacqueline Binns.
Emily studied trombone and violin at The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban, and is very grateful for the inspiration and ideas she has received from teachers and colleagues alike. Emily enjoys daring and expressive music making, at both ends of the spectrum, from historical performance to utterly modern.