Australian flautist Emma Armstrong is a musician highly involved in chamber music and teaching activities. Emma was awarded a Master of Arts (2013 - 2015) from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Michael Cox, Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Emma completed her undergraduate studies in Canberra at the Australian National University School of Music with Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill, two of Australia’s most distinguished performers and teachers, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours.
In 2009 and again in 2011 Emma was awarded the Margaret and Leonard Doman Scholarship for Flute, and in 2012 she was awarded a grant by the Friends of the ANU School of Music to attend the Advanced Class program of the Oxford Flute Summer School with Michael Cox.
As a versatile and vibrant musician Emma is an experienced performer in a variety of settings. She has performed alongside renowned musicians such as Semyon Bychkov and Pieter Wispelway in works ranging from Elgar’s Cello Concerto to Steve Reich’s Desert Music in the Canberra International Music Festival.
A passionate chamber musician, Emma was invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician in the David Pereira Cello Series, and in 2011 was selected as a finalist in the Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition. In 2018 Emma performed as soloist with Brisbane’s Orchestra Corda Spiritus in Quant’z Flute Concerto in G major.
Emma is an advocate for music education and outreach, and has worked as a performer and assistant leader for projects such as Glyndebourne Opera’s Raise Your Voice and London Sinfonietta’s KX Collective.