“Clearly a multi-talented performer, as well as being a fine flautist she has a rich mezzo voice and a great deal of dramatic presence” – Susan Elkin, Lark Reviews
Emily Andrews studied Maths at Cambridge University before following her heart and becoming a full time musician. She 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. Since graduating from the RAM she has been studying classical singing with acclaimed teacher Neil Baker.
Emily’s musical tastes and influences are far-reaching — equally at home with classical, folk or world music, and playing panpipes, quena, whistles and flutes as well as singing; her career is varied.
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 is also part of an exciting trio called CarmenCo which is currently touring the UK performing their own, great fun pocket-opera as well as offering more traditional concerts. This trio won generous Arts Council Funding in 2019 to develop and tour a larger concert-play called Creating Carmen, which toured to Buxton Festival as well as Brighton, Liverpool, Bristol and the West Country.
She has a strong interest in Latin-American music, and performs and records Colombian music with her husband Francisco Correa: this pair set up and run a community Brazilian-music band called Clube do Choro Bristol, as well as running Ham Farm Festival – a cross-genre summer music festival just outside Bristol where they live.
Emily is also much in demand as an orchestral freelancer: she has performed with many of the UK’s professional orchestras, including Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera, the Philharmonia Orchestra (including performing in Buckingham Palace!), Multi-Story Orchestra and the Oxford Philharmonic.
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 the late 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”.