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Emma Lisney


Current Position
  • Philharmonia, Tutti First Violin

Freelance Work:
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1st Violin
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal 2nd Violin, Guest 1st Violin No.3 (Subleader)
  • Hallé Orchestra, 1st and 2nd Violin
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Trial, sub principal 2nd Violin)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Trial, no. 2 principal 2nd Violin)
  • London Chamber Orchestra, 1st Violin No.4
  • London Mozart Players, 1st Violin
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1st Violin
  • London Symphony Orchestra, 1st Violin
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, 1st and 2nd Violin, Guest No.4 1st violin
  • Philharmonia Orchestra, 1st and 2nd Violin
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1st and 2nd Violin

Session work:
  • COOL Music Ltd
  • Hilary Skewes & Co.
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra
  • Orchestrate CLTV

Other Orchestral Projects and Training:
  • St. Endellion Festival Leader (2022)
  • Seraphin Project - Leader and Co-founder
  • Cambridge University Orchestra Guest Leader (2018-2019)
  • Hallé Orchestra String Leadership Training Scheme (2021-2022)
  • Southbank Sinfonia (2019)

Chamber Music:

  • Lisney Piano Trio performances at venues including the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge with Michael Whight (clarinet) including performing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
  • Brahms Sextet in G minor with the Endellion String Quartet
  • Trio performance at the Living Notes Festival presented by Donald Macleod performing works by Helen Grime with Huw Watkins and Adrian Bradbury
  • Recitals across the UK and in the Netherlands, in venues including St John’s Smith Square,
  • London, the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, the Holywell Music Room, Oxford and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge


  • Brahms Double (Royal Orchestral Society, Sinfonia of Cambridge, Woking Symphony Orchestra)
  • Tchaikovsky (New English Concert Orchestra at the ‘Battle Proms’, performing to over 10,000 people per event, Newbury Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Youth Orchestra)
  • Bruch (Newbury Symphony Orchestra)
  • Prokofiev No.2 (Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Barber (Oxford Sinfonietta)
  • The Lark Ascending (Sinfonia of Cambridge)

Competitions and Prizes:

  • Winner of the 2016 Oxford Philharmonic Concerto Competition, performing Prokofiev Concerto
  • No.2 with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Domus Scholarship, Pembroke College, Oxford
  • Instrumental Scholarship, Pembroke College, Oxford


  • BA in Music (1st class) from Pembroke College, Oxford
  • Violin tuition from Pauline Scott and Paul Barritt
  • Masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin and Pinchas Zukerman

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