Emily Mitchell

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Trumpet

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Emily is a postgraduate scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is a recipient of the
Winifred Agnes Disney Award. She has also received the Ian Fleming Award from Help Musicians UK, and
funding from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and Craxton Memorial Trust. Previously, Emily studied
at the Junior Royal Academy of Music through the Music and Dance Scheme ‘Access to Excellence’
programme, and also completed her undergraduate degree at the Academy, supported by a National
Scholarship Award and the Peter Hinkley Trust.

At the Academy, Emily has studied with Mark David, Will O’Sullivan, John Hutchins, Bob Farley, Paul
Beniston, and the late Rod Franks. Emily has played in the Symphonic Brass with Elgar Howarth, Mark
David, and Mike Lovatt, and Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Semyon Bytchkov,
Edward Gardner OBE, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Robin Ticciati, Christopher Warren-Green, and Manuel López-
Gómez. She has played in masterclasses with Reinhold Friedrich, Eric Aubier, Jeroen Bewaerts, Urban
Agnes, Phil Cobb, Sergei Nakariakov, and John Wallace.
Emily has played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and toured with the Academy of St Martin in the
Fields. As part of her orchestral training, she has taken part in both the London Symphony Orchestra Brass
Academy 2016, the London Sinfonietta Academy 2017, and the Britten-Peers Young Artists Programme
Orchestral Course 2018.

As well as being a keen orchestral performer, Emily is also very interested in solo playing. She won the
King's College London Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2014, the Springboard Festival
Concerto Competition in 2015, and the Dublin Brass Week Concerto Competition in 2017. In March 2017,
Emily performed the solo trumpet part in Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 with the Sainsbury Royal
Academy Soloists directed by Clio Gauld. Later in 2017, she made another solo appearance playing Quiet
City with Jo Cole and the Academy String Ensemble. Emily was commended in the John Solomon Brass Prize
at the Academy in 2017.

As a busy chamber musician, Emily has performed with Onyx Brass, and is a member of London
Metropolitan Brass, a brass quintet formed in 2016 of Academy students. In 2017, the quintet won the
Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensembles Prize, and have since given recitals at St Martin-in- the-
Fields and as part of the Royal Academy of Music’s Tuesday Lunchtime series. This year the quintet were
semi-finalists in the Royal Overseas League Chamber Competition.