Emerson Millar, Violin

In 2018, Emerson Millar was appointed co-concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic in Naples, Florida. She has recently collaborated with notable artists including Andrew Armstrong, Franklin Cohen, Andres Diaz, Roberto Díaz, James Ehnes, Gidon Kremer, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, as well as members of the American, Emerson, Guarneri, Miró, and Tokyo String Quartets. Ms. Millar attended the New World Symphony and is a graduate of the Colburn School in Los Angeles where she studied with Robert Lipsett.

As an orchestral musician, Emerson has appeared as concertmaster of the New World Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. While still a student at the Colburn School, Emerson served as the concertmaster of the Debut Orchestra and the associate concertmaster of the American Youth Symphony. A recipient of the New Horizons Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival, she performed as the assistant concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra in the summer of 2015. Emerson was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami for the 2017-18 season. In March of 2018, she performed the Barber Violin Concerto, conducted by in Edwin Outwater, as a winner of the New World Symphony concerto competition. She has been a participant at the Verbier Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA and the Heifetz International Music Institute.

Originally from Ithaca, New York, Ms. Millar grew up on a 100-acre organic farm. She plays on an 1897 H.C. Silvestre violin and lives in Naples, Florida with her dog named Piper.


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