Emma Halnan – Flautist

Since winning the woodwind category of the BBC Young Musician competition in 2010, flautist Emma Halnan has been in high demand for her solo and collaborative performances in the UK and internationally.

As a concerto soloist, Emma has performed with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Mozart Players and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. She has performed live on BBC television and radio, including on Radio 3’s “In Tune” on multiple occasions. As an orchestral flautist, Emma has worked with ensembles including the Ulster Orchestra, London Mozart Players, BBC orchestras, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, English Touring Opera and English National Opera.

Emma is also a highly regarded flute teacher, teaching at Wells Cathedral School and the University of Cambridge.

Emma studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Purcell School of Music, and privately with Robert Winn. She has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in the Academy’s 2024 Honours; this is awarded to alumni of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession.

Emma holds both British and Irish passports. 


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"Emma is an astonishing musician and is able to transfer her talent to her students making her an excellent teacher. She offers sensitive guidance with honest feedback that ensures each lesson is tailored to our daughter's needs. The lesson is rounded so that knowledge and understanding of each piece is gained, helping our daughter to develop her own thoughts and interpretation of the pieces. She is an inspiring role model who encourages and challenges our daughter."

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