Music Niagara favourite, Emma Meinrenken, a Performance Academy alumni and student at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, has shared a special performance. From Emma’s home to yours Emma performs on a rare 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius on loan from the Canada Council.
Emma Meinrenken is a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studies with Ida Kavafian. Her teachers include Atis Bankas and Victor Danchenko.
Emma has won top awards at numerous competitions, including first place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, the Jury Prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, the silver medal at the Stulberg International String Competition, and grand prizes at both the 2012 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 FCMS National Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the last Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition. In 2016, she was a student at the Verbier Festival Academy.
Emma debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, and has since performed with many other orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.