Emma Butterworth grew up in the Suzuki Method, beginning the cello at the age of 4 and learning with Christine Livingstone. She studied at Cambridge University, and later trained as a Suzuki teacher. Emma has been teaching for over 15 years and also performs as a singer and cellist in a number of bands.

As a conductor, Emma has worked with many student and adult orchestras, ranging from early years ensembles to post grade 8 groups. She has also coached a wide variety of chamber music ensembles, and enjoys leading improvisation sessions.

As well as playing and teaching, Emma is a prolific composer and arranger of music for a wide variety of ensembles and genres. She has a Master’s in Composition for Film and TV from the University of Bristol and is a member of BAFTA Connect and the Ivors Academy. Emma has scored over a dozen films and has also recently completed ‘Orchard Street’, her first opera, funded by Arts Council England.