Emily is half English, half Swedish and spent much of her life abroad before joining the Philharmonia Orchestra as principal bassoon in 2017.
She studied in Sweden and Germany and joined the Gothenburg Symphony in 2008. Upon invitation from Zubin Mehta, Emily worked as Principal bassoon with the Palau de les Artes in Valencia until she joined the Stockholm Philharmonic as Principal bassoon in 2014. A creative background has allowed Emily the freedom to expand boundaries within her playing. She has a passion for exploring the capacity of the bassoon’s place within improvisatory and experimental groups and creates her own music with electronics. Recent performances have included ’Generationer’, an experimental collaboration together with her father, trumpet player and composer Torbjörn Hultmark in Grunewaldsalen, Stockholm and a recital featuring her own compositions together with Nick Daniel at the new music Sound Festival in Aberdeen.
Emily’s solo appearances include concertos with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto under leadership of Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Martin Fröst conducting and the Mozart concerto with Rouvali’s Tampere Philharmonic. Emily recently left her position with the Philharmonia to pursue a career in chamber music and her own composition. She often appears with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and performs also with the Aurora, London Sinfonietta, the Royal Philharmonic, the Halle, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the London Winds.
She has given a number of masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and was made Professor at the Royal College of Music in 2019. Emily is overjoyed to have recently become a member of Ensemble 360.