Emily Burridge 'cellist, composer, performer, producer.
Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist, composer and performer, whose deft improvisational and compositional skills create sublime music, fluidly crossing genres both classical and contemporary.
In the hands of Emily, this instrument becomes a voice for her personal experiences, her emotions, and her thoughts as she amalgamates in her productions a variety of rhythms, sounds, backing performers, and instruments.
Her music was recently described in The Musician as "fascinating and unique" and in Europe - European Progressive Music "music that is deep, thoughtful and also lifts your spirits"
“In her compositions, Emily is capable of gathering, in a truly spontaneous way, elements derived from her Classical upbringing, together with those coming from the ethnic musics she has lived with."
“dare to venture into a realm of beautiful sometimes haunting cello playing.."
After scholarships to Wells Cathedral School and The Royal College of Music, Emily continued her stellar musical trajectory by playing at most great London venues with the city’s orchestras and chamber groups and performing internationally with a variety of artists in rock and pop genres. A brilliant improviser, she has been in continuous demand as a session musician and has played with a variety of musicians, from the Stereophonics and Jools Holland to Alison Moyet and Marc Almond.
The country Brazil and it's tribal cultures are featured on her CD productions “Footsteps in the Sand” & “Into the Amazon”.
Her expansive relationship with Brazil developed through the nineties and she has converted that landscape and her personal experience into various musical productions. She also founded the registered charity “Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust” registered charity number: 1050461 through which she was able to gain charitable support for initiatives with communities that she visited.
As a composer, Emily’s music is regularly used for film and TV.
Her CDs include Earth Songs, 1994; Footsteps in the Sand, 1998; Bridge Between Worlds, 2007; Out of the Blue & Into the Amazon, 2010; Momentum, 2013 with pianist Guy Jackson ; Into the Blue, 2010 and The Gnossienne Suite, 2011 with slide guitarist B.J. Cole.
She delights in performing and recognises the art of performance as an important role of being a musician. Clever use of sampling technology and looping pedals enables her to create harmonious and rhythmic multi tracked pieces live. She entertains audiences alike in concert halls, churches, museums, intimate venues of UK rural touring, arboretums and parks, festivals and the ever increasingly popular house concerts.
She currently has three performance productions; her solo performance “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” . Her long standing duo with the renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole. Her new and dynamic duo with percussionist Felix Gibbons “Incandescendo” (www.incandescendo.com) which develops into a trio with collaboration with the Brazilian ten string guitarist Marco Campos.
For further information on all of Emily’s current musical activities please visit: www.emilyburridge.com
Paul Tortelier, Jaqueline du Pre, Yo yo Ma, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Jan Garbarek, Milton Nascimento, Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovitch, Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchel, Bob Marley, David Darling, Jan Garbarek,