Emma Sholl has been the Associate Principal Flute with the Sydney Symphony since 2003. In this capacity Emma has worked with some of the world’s finest conductors and toured throughout Europe and Asia. Emma began working with the Sydney Symphony on a contract at age 19. As one of the youngest musicians ever appointed, she was awarded the position of Second Flute the following year.
In 2002-3, Emma was the recipient of many awards, including the Martin Bequest and Dorothy Fraser scholarships, to study in Geneva, Switzerland with Jacques Zoon. During that time she performed in St Petersburg and Moscow as part of the prestigious World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev. Performances as Guest Principal Flute have included the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Adelaide, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, The Queensland Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
In 2013 Emma was invited to perform as part of the Australian World Orchestra. Emma has performed as soloist with the Adelaide, Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, in recital for Musica Viva and ABC Classic FM, and is in demand as a chamber musician as a member of the Sydney Soloists and Sydney Omega Ensemble. She also enjoys teaching for the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Australian National Academy of Music. Emma Sholl appears as a member of the Southern Cross Soloist courtesy of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Conservatorium.