It was a great honour to be presented with the Cobbett Medal by the Musicians’ Company Guild in London last week. The prize was set up in 1924 by Walter Cobbett, a wealthy industrialist whose great loves were chamber music and playing the violin. One of the early recipients was Vaughan Williams!
The medal will inspire me to redouble my efforts in this field. Chamber music enables composers to give voice to some of their profoundest musical thoughts, plus I love the fact that audiences feel a connection to the individual performers in a chamber concert so the music making has a particularly human dimension.
Some of my forthcoming concerts are listed on the concerts page https://www.emmajohnson.co.uk/concerts/.
I hope you can join us!