Emily Davidson, a cellist, is a fresh voice in the new generation of historical music. Originally from New York, Emily spent the first seven years of her career performing and teaching in Boston in the US. She is based in Los Angeles. Emily released her debut solo CD, 'BASS SOUNDS: Music for Unaccompanied Cello from the Early Baroque', in 2013, and followed with 'BASS SOUNDS: Evolved' in 2014. She was the founder and director of Emergence Quartet, a period instrument string quartet. In 2014 she also released 'OldStyle', an album of baroque pieces turned into electronic dance remixes, with nationally-recognized Dj CUTMAN. Emily received her Master’s degree in Early Music Performance from The Longy School of Music of Bard College as a student of Phoebe Carrai. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford. She brings classical music to new platforms, drawing a passionate following on YouTube and Instagram. She has been interviewed in The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and on NPR.
Early in her undergraduate career, Emily found that 'early' music - classical music written roughly before 1750 - was what resonated with her. She devoted herself to the study and practice of this repertoire by attending numerous festivals and training across the US. She served as the assistant director of Phoebe Carrai’s Baroque Cello Bootcamp at Harvard University for seven years. Emily has performed in masterclasses and on stages with some of the most esteemed early music performers in the world.
As a teaching artist, Emily gives lectures on baroque music, historical string playing, and music history. She served as artist-in-residence at the University of Central Oklahoma Center for Historical Performance in 2013. She has taught at all levels and maintained a private studio of students of all ages.