Emma Steele


Originally a native of Chicago, Emma Steele performs both nationally and internationally as a soloist and as part of chamber ensembles. Favorite past performances have been in venues such as Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague, and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. Steele currently holds position as one of the concertmasters of the Royal Danish Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel) in Copenhagen.

Steele has participated and won awards in many competitions, including in the Sibelius International Violin Competition where she became a finalist and received the Young Talent Prize. She has also received the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Silver Award, the WAMSO Elaine Louise Lagerstrom Memorial Violin Award, and a study grant from the International Pablo de Sarasate Violin Competition 2009. She also became a finalist and Silver Prize winner in the prestigious Irving M. Klein International String Competition 2012 in San Francisco.

An avid chamber musician, she has performed on From the Top and multiple WFMT radio shows including Introductions and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series. As part of the Violin Virtuosi, she was featured in the PBS documentary, Circling Around: The Violin Virtuosi. She is the violinist of the Dahlia String Trio, which is based in Copenhagen and also performs internationally.

Steele’s first place awards include the Walgreens, Society of American Musicians Young Artist Division, Chinese Fine Arts Society, Musicians Club of Women, and Union League Civic and Arts Foundation competitions. She has soloed with many orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Polish Radio Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Cyrus Forough, and continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Aaron Rosand.

Emma Steele kommer fra Chicago og optræder verden rundt både som solist og som en del af forskellige kammerensembler, på kendte scener som Orchestra Hall i Chicago, Carnegie Hall i New York, Rudolfinum i Prag, og Finlandiahuset i Helsinki. Steele er idag koncertmester i Det Kongelige Kapel i København.

Steele har deltaget i mange konkurrencer og vundet adskillige priser, inkl. Sibelius International Violin konkurrencen, hvor hun som finalist fik Young Talent prisen.

Som ivrig kammermusiker, har hun optrådt på From the Top og mange andre radioprogrammer. Hun er også violinisten i Dahlia String Trio som er baseret i København. Steele har vundet første pladsen i flere konkurrencer, inkl. Walgreens, Society of American Musicians Young Artist Division, Chinese Fine Arts Society, Musicians Club of Women, og Union League Civic and Arts Foundation. Steele fik hendes Bachelor’s fra Carnegie Mellon Universitet, hvor hun studerede under Cyrus Forough, og fortsat derefter hendes studier i Curtis Institute og Music med Aaron Rosand.