Congratulations: Emily Davis
We are delighted to announce that eO principal violinist Emily Davis had just bee appointed as Principal No.4 First Violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Those of you who have heard our Lifecycles project will have listened to Emily both leading the section and improvising in the string trio Prelude. We look forward to her continuing to perform with the Engines Orchestra alongside her new role and wish her all the luck in an exciting new chapter! Emily will join the CBSO starting in late spring 2015.
Here are a few words from Emily about her new position:
‘I am incredibly excited to join this passionate and vibrant orchestra. They perform concerts with such high energy, and the repertoire is widely varied – I will learn so many new notes and am excited to absorb their brilliant orchestral style. Aside from the fantastic musical director Andris Nelsons, they have an unbelievable rotary of the top conductors in the world. I have loved freelancing but am very happy to now have the chance to focus my energy, and really develop a sense of orchestral style. Aside from the orchestral concerts, they also have a spotlight chamber music series which enable the musicians to creatively put their imaginations together and put on a wide range of smaller and more intimate concerts. This opens up doors to many musical ideas that could be explored! I feel very honoured to be a part of this historical orchestra, and cannot wait to get started in April.’
And a few more from CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock:
“We are delighted to welcome Emily to our wonderful first violin section, under the inspired leadership of Laurence Jackson. Once again the CBSO has shown that we can attract the very best young talent to Birmingham.”