Emily Askew (recorders, vielle, bagpipes, percussion)

Emily Askew

Emily is a versatile musician playing recorders, vielle, bagpipes and shawm. Her interests are also wide and varied reaching from the deep roots of folk music through to Medieval and Baroque. Emily studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ian Wilson and William Lyons, where she graduated this year with a first class honours BMUS as well as receiving a concert recital diploma. She is also the recipient of the 2009 Dove Memorial Prize for the highest BMUS mark.

Emily is a member of twice BBC Young Folk Awards semi finalists, the Askew Sisters. They have released two albums on Wild Goose records and have been playing at folk festivals and clubs for the last five years.

Emily also performs with a range of early music ensembles including Baroque group, Prince and Pauper Consort and recorder trio Meridian. They have performed in many venues across England including the Brighton Pavilion, Christchurch Spitalfields, and St Martin in the Fields. 2010 is set to be her busiest yet with performances in Glyndebourne’s Poppea project, the Globe Theatre’s production of Macbeth and Brighton Early Music Festival’s world premiere of a specially commissioned work by Orlando Gough.