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EMMA BURNSWORTH

 

BIOGRAPHY

Emma started playing the piano at the age of 4 and the harp at the age of 8.  The very first time she put her fingers on the strings of a small lever harp back in 2013 she played the hymn Amazing Grace.  Since then, Emma’s talent has grown tremendously and so has her harp!  

 

Emma won the International Maestro Piano and String competition and played at Carnegie Hall in 2019.  She won the Ruth Kern Concerto Competition in 2020 and played Handel's Concerto in B Flat Major at her winners concert with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.  She also played the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Carrollton Wind Ensemble.  Emma is currently the harpist in the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra for the second year. She plays for various events, weddings, funerals, holiday events, and other special occasions. 

 

Emma is being classically trained using the Salzedo method.  She loves Baroque and classical music, improvisation, and hymns. 

 

She is under the instruction of Nella Rigell, principal harpist for the Atlanta Ballet.  

 

 

N E W S

Emma played with the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 2021-2022 and is currently playing in the 2022-2023 season.

October, 2021, Emma played with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra in the Ruth Kern Winners concert.

January, 2020, Emma was one of the winners of the Ruth Kern Concerto Competition in Atlanta.  She will be playing with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.

In July 2019, Emma played at Carnegie Hall in NYC.  She won first place in the International Maestro's String Competition.  

In December of 2018 and 2019, Emma had the honor of playing for GA Governor Nathan Deal and our new Governor Brian Kemp  at the Governor's Mansion during Christmas.