UK-born violinist Emma Hancock is a highly sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in both the USA and Europe. Having performed Bruch's Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 14, she went on to pursue a busy concerto and recital schedule whilst still in her teens. She won many major awards in England, and took up a Foundation Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where she won the chamber music prize and was Concertmaster of every orchestra. She completed her MMus at Carnegie Mellon University with Andres Cardenes, where she won the Violin Prize (twice), the Concerto Competition, and the Gindroz Travel/Study Prize. Summer festivals have included the National Repertory Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center (where she was awarded the Violin Prize), and the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra. Currently Emma works as a full time substitute violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and is finishing her Artist's Diploma from Carnegie Mellon. She will begin working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2008.