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About Emma Wilde

Emma Wilde (b.1991) was born in Manchester, UK and is currently based in Morelia, Mexico where she forms part of the staff of the degree in Music and Artistic Technology in the School of Superior Studies, Morelia UNAM (ENES). She completed a PhD in Composition under the supervision of Camden Reeves at the University of Manchester. Her music explores dramatic contrasts and juxtapositions and is influenced by other cultures and art forms, in particular Greek tragedy, the paintings of Kandinsky and Latin American rhythms. She composes, instrumental, electronic and audiovisual works. Aside from composing, she is also active as a researcher, having published varios articles about sound art and education in Latin America. She is a member of the National System of Reaserchers in Mexico (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores del Conacyt). 

Emma has worked with renowned ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra (Panufnik Composers Scheme 2017), Britten Sinfonia (whilst she was shortlisted in the OPUS 2016 composition competition), the Hebrides Ensemble, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Muses Trio (Australia) and Psappha. 

She was awarded the Premio Nuestra America 2017 (Our America Prize) for her string quartet Tijax which resulted in performances from Cuarteto Jose White in Mexico during 2018 and the recording of the work on CD. She was also the winner of the St Andrews New Music Ensemble/Scottish Chamber Orchestra Call for Scores 2017.

Emma's music has been featured in festivals including the St Magnus Festival 2013 (Orkney, UK) the New Music North West Festival 2012 and 2015 (RNCM, Manchester, UK), Festival de Composición UANL 2016 (Monterrey, México), Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2017 and 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico), Women in the Creative Arts Conference 2017 (ANU, Canberra, Australia), the Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture 2017 (Queensland, Australia), Festival de Música de Morelia 2019 (Mexico) and Visiones Sonoras 2023 (Morelia, Mexico).

Her work El Hilo del Tiempo, released on NMC Recordings, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and is featured in the Spotfiy curated playlist 'Rise of the Classical Accordion'.

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