Emma hails from Sydney and first attended Border Music Camp as a violin tutor in 2000. In 2009, Barbara Cran handed over the reins to Emma as conductor of Cran - most appropriately, as Emma had studied the King of Instruments with Barbara before completing a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in viola performance at the University of Newcastle. She then returned to Sydney and worked as a peripatetic music teacher and performer, setting up several primary school string programs, string ensembles and Celtic ensembles. In 2006-08, Emma completed a Master of Music with Specialist Strings Study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK), while performing across the concert halls of northern England in a dazzling array of ensembles. Emma now lives and works in central Victoria, where she has established two new school string programs in local primary schools, plays with her quartet Conspirito and together with colleague Heather Cummins has begun the student string orchestra Resonance.