British-Polish violinist Emily Trubshaw is an extremely versatile musician, always looking for innovative approaches to concert structure and programming. This range of perspectives has greatly benefitted her playing, guiding ‘fresh, enthusiastic, and technically accomplished interpretations’ (Andy Tyler, Lynn News). 


As a soloist, Emily regularly presents recitals around the UK at venues including St James’ Piccadilly, the Oxford and Cambridge Club, and Colleges in Cambridge. She particularly enjoys playing contemporary music and recently made her professional debut with the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where her performance was remarked as displaying ‘beautiful drooping expressivity and rumbustious energy’ (Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph). Previously a member of the London Sinfonietta Academy, Emily is now a Riot Ensemble Art Mentor Scholar and was also chosen for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s NEXT scheme. Emily has premiered Naomi Pinnock’s ‘A Shadow of a Thing’ as part of the Royal Academy of Music’s ‘200 Pieces’ project.


Emily performs regularly as a chamber and orchestral violinist and has played at a number of large UK venues, including the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Purcell Room) and the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms, National Youth Orchestra). She is currently leader of the Kensington Chamber Orchestra and has played as guest principal violinist of the Cambridge University Orchestra and the London Lawyers Symphony Orchestra. Emily has performed with Docklands Sinfonia, the Waterperry Opera Festival, and has recorded Bach’s Partitas for keyboard (rearranged for chamber orchestra) with the Royal Academy of Music’s Soloists Ensemble at Britten Studio earlier this year.


Emily has been awarded prizes at several festivals and competitions, including first prize at the Oxford and Cambridge Club music prize in 2022. Emily has received masterclasses and lessons with violinists such as James Ehnes, Daniel Hope, and Thomas Gould, and has taken part at the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival and Academy (NMICMF) and Dartington Music Summer School and Festival.


Emily has directed and produced a number of groups, including the Cambridge University Orchestra, Cambridge Concordia (set up by Emily), Cavatina Orchestra (London-based student orchestra), and was president of the St John’s College Music Society, running their lunchtime recital series as well as their chapel and evening concerts. Earlier this year, Emily was invited to be an assistant producer for the Wunderhorn Festival in Leipzig (run by Klassik Underground), which inspired her to start curating more events that foreground collaboration between different art forms; she will take part in the Opera Lab at Glyndebourne this year. Emily has also developed an interest in artist management, recently undertaking an internship with CLB Management, for whom she went on to freelance as a marketing director. More recently, she has begun to explore journalism and broadcasting and is a frequent contributor for the Academy’s magazine and radio station, as well as KCL Radio.


Emily graduated from the University of Cambridge in July 2022 with first-class honours with distinction in music. Whilst at Cambridge, Emily was an award holder on the university’s Instrumental Award and CAMRAM schemes and studied violin under Remus Azoitei. She is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she learns with Jack Liebeck.