About the Artist

Emma Meinrenken

Canadian violinist Emma Carina Meinrenken was a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian. She now studies with Augustin Hadelich at the Yale School of Music.

Emma’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra took place at the age of 10. She has since performed with several other major orchestras, including the Utah Symphony and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.

Emma has won top awards at numerous competitions, including first place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, the Jury Prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, the silver medal at the Stulberg International String Competition, and grand prizes at both the 2012 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 FCMS National Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the last Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition.