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Emily Long

First Violin

In memory of Dr Margot Harris Chair


Emily Long was appointed to the Second Violins of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2010.

She grew up in Sydney and studied violin with Philippa Paige, Chris Kimber and Janet Davies, graduating with First Class Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2004. The previous year, a Sydney University Exchange scholarship enabled her to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hu Kun and Diana Cummings.

While a student, Emily Long was a member of Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Sinfonia mentoring orchestra, and in 2005 she was a Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellow. Since then she has performed in the Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras and has toured to Japan, Italy, China, Malaysia and Europe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Emily Long has been concertmaster of the Balmain Sinfonia, Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra and Conservatorium Opera Orchestra, and has been Associate Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra. She is a founding member of the chamber music group Sydney Omega Ensemble, performing in venues such as City Recital Hall Angel Place and the Sydney Opera House Utzon Room. With Sydney Omega Ensemble she has toured NSW for Musica Viva and recorded for ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live program. She has also appeared as a chamber musician at the Kowmung Music Festival and other festivals, and enjoyed participating in masterclasses with artists such as the Takács Quartet, Cho-Liang Lin and Steven Isserlis.