Emily Andrews graduated in 2010 with Distinction from her Masters degree in flute performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Clare Southworth and Kate Hill. Emily has followed an unusual career path: her undergraduate degree was in Mathematics at Cambridge University, and she worked as an IT consultant for two years before she followed her heart and became a full-time musician.
Emily performs a wide range of repertoire in different contexts. Equally at home in the orchestra as performing recitals solo or in chamber groups, and with classical as with folk or world music; her career is extremely varied.
Since leaving the Royal Academy of Music Emily has been studying classical singing with acclaimed vocal teacher Neil Baker. She increasingly includes songs in her flute recitals, adding contrast and colour to her already varied programming.
Emily is a passionate chamber musician, performing regularly with her prizewinning guitar and flute/voice duo (The Andrews Massey Duo), which has brought out three CDs and performed in Sweden, Germany and Italy as well as the UK. Following their Tunnell Trust Award in 2013 they have developed particularly good links with the Scottish music clubs, resulting in regular concerts and tours of Scotland. The duo has performed at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues including Colston Hall, Kings Place Hall 1, St James Piccadilly, Wigmore Hall, Lytham St Annes, and St Martin in the Fields.
Emily also performs regularly in the UK and abroad with her husband, Colombian guitarist Francisco Correa , and with the French pianist Alice Rosset – for more details of these duos please look at her Chamber Music page.
As an orchestral freelancer she has performed with many of the UK’s professional orchestras, including Scottish Opera the Philharmonia Orchestra (in London, Paris and Buckingham Palace!), the Brandenburg Ensemble, the London Concert Orchestra, Les Voix Nouvelles, Chipping Campden Festival Orchestra, Aurora Festival Orchestra in Sweden, the Orchestra du Grand Village, the London Firebird Orchestra and Multi-Story Orchestra.
Emily’s “exquisite phrasing”, beautiful singing tone and natural musicality have been noted by many prominent musicians, including Samuel Coles, Lorna McGhee, Ransom Wilson, Mark Van de Wiel, Neil Black OBE and William Bennett OBE. The British Flute Society’s review of her performance of the Liebermann flute concerto sighted Emily as “definitely one of Britain’s most promising young professionals”.