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Emily Newman


Emily Newman is a freelance bassoonist living in London. She has guested with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru. She has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.


As a historical bassoonist, Emily has performed with groups such as the Hanover Band, Armonico Consort, Consort of Twelve and Spiritato as well as with the Academy of Ancient Music and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of their educational schemes. 


Emily has taken part in orchestral schemes on the modern bassoon including the LPO Foyle Future Firsts and LSO Academy. She was also a Britten Pears Young Artist from 2022-2023. Emily graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2019 with an MA Distinction where she studied the modern bassoon with Robin O’Neill, contrabassoon with Fraser Gordon and historical bassoon with Andrew Watts. Prior to the Academy Emily studied at the Royal College of Music where she received BMus First Class Honours. At RCM she studied with Joost Bosdijk, Andrea de Flammineis, Sarah Burnett and Julie Price. Emily Newman began studying the historical bassoon in her Undergraduate Degree at the Royal College of Music with Wouter Verschuren. She attended school at Chetham’s School of Music where she studied with Graham Salvage and Anthea Wood on bassoon as well as Steve Magee on contrabassoon. Emily began studying the bassoon with Rachel Edmunds in her hometown, Berkhamsted.

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