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 enjoyed
productions as guest concertmaster with a range of leading 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 seminars, such as Krzyzowa Music Festival, Domaine Forget, and
Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans. Her involvement with IMS Prussia Cove and Open Chamber
Music over the past decade has been particularly enriching.
Emily maintains an interest in 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.
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.
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.