Amber Emson started playing violin at the age of five as a pupil of Margaret Norris and later Natasha Boyarsky, and in 2009 she joined the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department. Amber is currently music scholar at Reeds School in Cobham while also continuing her studies at the RCMJD, where she studies violin with Maciej Rakowski. She has won numerous prizes and awards in recent years, including first prize at the Croydon Music Festival, Kingston upon Thames Festival of the Performing Arts and in the Concerto Competition at Ealing Festival in 2017. Together with her duo partner cellist Willard Carter, she won this year's RCMJD Chamber Music Competition and performed at Wigmore Hall in June 2017 as part of their annual Young Artists' showcase concert. Amber plays on a fine violin by Matthew Taylor, made in 1806.