Emma Chatterton Piano
City of London Symphonic Winds are very much looking forward to performing the Gregson Concerto for Piano and Wind, ‘Homages’ with our soloist Emma Chatterton this weekend.
Emma Chatterton was born and raised in the antipode of New Zealand. She began learning the piano when she was three years old and the cello at age eleven. Emma attended Columba College in Dunedin, New Zealand where she held both academic and music scholarships. Emma graduated from Columba in 2007 receiving multiple scholarships to University.
In 2008 Emma began studying a double degree of Music, English and French at the University of Otago. At the conclusion of her first semester of study she was awarded the Molly McDonald performance prize and a University Gold Award for her work as a pianist. In 2008 Emma also became the recipient of the Girdlers’ Scholarship, a fully funded place at the University of Cambridge, to study Music.
Emma left New Zealand and her study at the University of Otago to take up her place at Cambridge in September 2008. During her time at Cambridge Emma was the principal cellist of two University orchestras, played netball, sang in the College choir and debated for the University at an international level. After being awarded a place in the University concerto competition Emma first performed Gregson’s Homages in 2010 with a University orchestra.
Since graduating in 2011, Emma firstly taught Music at St John’s College School, Cambridge and completed a PGCE in secondary music. She now teaches both piano and academic music at Uppingham School in Rutland. Emma’s primary focus at the moment, however, is spending time with baby Arthur, the newest addition to her family. Arthur is now 16 weeks old and loves to go to baby music classes with his Mum.