Emily Hale is a Boston-based violinist specializing in historical performance. She enjoys exploring the context in which music was created, performing on period instruments and producing concert events and collaborative projects that explore the past and the world around us, bringing old music to new audiences.
Emily performs with The Sebastians, Grand Harmonie, members of the Arcadia Players, the American Baroque Orchestra, and served as assistant concertmaster of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Nicholas McGegan. She has appeared with the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra and Aulos Ensemble. In Europe, she has performed with the Early Opera Company, Jeune Orchestra Atlantique, and members of Florilegium, as well as at the London Handel Festival, Valletta International Baroque Festival, St. George’s Hanover Square and the National Gallery (London). Upcoming engagements include concerts in Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre and with the Four Nations Ensemble in New York City.
Emily won the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music, performed on BBC Chanel 4, was a soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Aston Magna, and viola d’amore soloist with the Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra. A versatile and adventurous musician, she has commissioned new works for period instruments as a founding member of Consort 21. Her interdisciplinary concert experience Vanitas: Catch It While You Can explores live and recorded performance through music and art of the 17th century and today, and was featured in the Royal College of Music’s Great Exhibitionists series.
Committed to sharing music through education as well as performance, Emily joined the faculty of the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department as a baroque ensembles coach while still a graduate student. She has developed and presented an award-winning series of “Pajama Concerts” for children, created interactive baroque workshops for young musicians, and helped lead workshops with the BBC Proms, at community centers, in museums and schools. Emily teaches violin privately at the South Shore Conservatory and All Newton Music School and coaches chamber music each summer at the Elizabethtown College Music Camp.
Emily holds an MPerf in Historical Performance with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in London as well as degrees in Violin Performance from Houghton College (BMus) and Penn State University (MMus). Her teachers principal have included Catherine Martin, Cynthia Roberts, Adrian Butterfield, Julie Andrijeski, James Lyon, Lin He and Brigitte Brodwin.