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Emily Nebel



Emily Nebel enjoys a varied performing career as orchestral leader and chamber musician.
Currently, she is Assistant Concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has appeared as guest concertmaster with a range of opera companies such as the Royal Opera
House at Covent Garden, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Welsh National Opera and Opera North.
She regularly works with symphonic orchestras as well, guest leading ensembles including the
London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish
National Orchestra, to name a few.

She has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the Cleveland Orchestra and Phoenix
Symphony and in 2019 performed Walton's Violin Concerto with John Wilson and the Academy
Symphony Orchestra in London. An avid chamber musician, Emily has been invited to
numerous chamber music festivals, such as IMS Prussia Cove and Open Chamber Music,
Krzyzowa Music Festival in Poland, Domaine Forget in Canada and the Corbridge and
Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festivals in the UK.

Emily maintains an interest in early music performance practice ever since her introduction to it
during a semester of studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Music in Paris. Most
recently, she toured South America and Spain as co-leader of the period ensemble Arcangelo
and has also performed as principal 2nd violin of the Dunedin Consort. On the other end of the
spectrum, Emily has enjoyed performing modern works and commissions with the LSO and
Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and recently took George Crumb’s Black Angels on tour with
Manchester Collective.

Following degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Shepherd School of Music at Rice
University, Emily continued her studies in Europe, first in Frankfurt at the Hochschule für Musik
followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with an Advanced Diploma on
the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship Scheme. She greatly benefited from the guidance of
Paul Kantor, Sophia Jaffe, Levon Chilingirian and Olivier Charlier as well as from masterclasses
with James Ehnes, Gil Shaham, Ruggiero Ricci, Mark O’Connor and many others.

Emily’s debut album of French sonatas, recorded with pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and
released in 2020 on the Linn Records label, can be found in their catalog as well as on Apple
Music and Spotify.

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