Emma Williams

flute & piccolo player, freelance orchestral musician, chamber player, soloist and creative workshop musician. 

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Highlights

March 16, 2018

Personally, this was one of the most exciting performances this year with contemporary ensemble Apartment House, opening the MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin, with German premieres of Julius Eastman's Femenine (1974) and Buddha (1984).

Photo: Camille Blake

The opening conce...

February 20, 2018

I don't think I have ever been so close to an audience as I found myself in Apartment House's performances at Cafe Oto. I found the proximity disconcerting but also engaging unlike the formality or distance of a concert hall. So intimate, it was like sitting around a t...

February 13, 2018

A challenging but joyful project working with the RPO Resound team and a small number of young teenagers in residential care at the NHS Phoenix Centre for Complex Eating Disorders in Cambridge. For me, this is why music is such a powerful tool - crossing boundaries wit...

January 11, 2018

I spent a lovely afternoon working with the flute students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance on orchestral sectional technique, passing on and sharing ideas as part of the Philharmonia's Education team. The students had some great reading recommendations...

December 4, 2017

It was a joy to be part of the London Contemporary Music Festival again in 2017 performing music by the American minimalist Robert Ashley and the iconic Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi joining the fabulous contemporary music ensemble Apartment House.

In our performan...

November 18, 2017

This was my journey to work in October and November, so many fabulous Welsh landscapes which were part of every day on this amazing project. A collaboration between Ensemble Cymru and Opra Cymru culminating in a new Welsh language opera composed by Gareth Glyn, with li...

October 7, 2017

I was really pleased to join experimental contemporary chamber group Apartment House in a performance of Femenine by Julius Eastman at the amazing underground venue 'Mayhem' in Copenhagen back in October.

This performance venue had a hypnotic quality once the light...

September 30, 2017

It was an eye-opener to be given a guided tour, by one of the resident actors, through the nuclear shelter underneath the People's Theatre in Krakow (there was space for 300 people). I was in Poland where I joined contemporary music group Apartment House performing at...

September 14, 2017

It was a pleasure performing in the uber-cool white space at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, with fellow musicians of Apartment House, for the contemporary music festival Ultima. Challenging, thrilling and enlightening, Ultima celebrates contemporary music in t...

December 15, 2016

If you had asked me 5 years ago "What do you see yourself doing in 5 years as a performer" I would not have said 'improvising'. As a classically trained flautist I have always read music but increasingly improvisation has become an essential addition to my creative wor...

December 15, 2016

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It was fun to record the groovy New York minimalist composer Julius Eastman's "Stay On It" (1973) at the London Contemporary Music Festival 2016 with chamber group...

April 17, 2016

I was thrilled to perform in this beautiful salon in the  Palace of Mannheim with London Festival Opera in April, surrounded by light from the gorgeous chandeliers. #Ilovemyjob

Photo courtesy of LFO

January 23, 2016

It was a sheer joy to work with dancer Daniel Davidson and dancer/choreographer Pierre Tappon on this project. It was interesting how flexible the pacing of the music becomes when you are actually on stage with a dancer (as opposed to being in a pit where you often don...

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