Emily Hale is completing a MPerf in Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music in London, studying baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield. Emily was awarded a full scholarship to the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and is a three-time recipient of teacher scholarships from the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has performed with the Aulos Ensemble, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, SIREN Baroque and Dorian Baroque in New York City, and with the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in Europe. Emily has led orchestras for the Tilford Bach Society, Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. As concertmistress of the Penn State Baroque Ensemble, Emily worked alongside musicians from Florilegium, Atalante, REBEL, the Handel & Haydn Society and Apollo’s Fire.
Active in education as well as performance, before moving to London Emily developed violin studios in New York State and Pennsylvania (USA). Her most recent studio grew from one to over 40 private students, ages three to 66, in less than two years. Emily has been on the faculty of summer music camps at the Pennsylvania State University and Elizabethtown College. She is co-founder and past president of the Centre County chapter of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Association. For five years Emily put on a series of library outreach Pajama Concerts for children, winning the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Best Practices in Early Learning Award. In March 2012 she joined her enthusiasm for historical performance and education in creating and directing an introductory baroque workshop for young musicians, Elisabeth at the Court of the Sun King .
Emily performs on a Jan Pawlikowski violin (Kraków, 2009), on loan from the Royal College of Music.