Emma Bassett is a postgraduate scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music having gained a first in her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban. She enjoys playing with a diverse range of ensembles including Westcombe Brass, Bella Tromba, Young Musician Symphony Orchestra and Hackney Colliery Band.
Emma Bassett was awarded scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, Countess of Munster and Musician Benevolent Fund for her current postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Having gained First Class Honors in her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the year’s highest final recital mark in the Wind, Brass and Percussion faculty she was a finalist in Trinity Laban’s prestigious Gold Medal competition.
Emma enjoys playing in a diverse range of genres. She is privileged to be the Principal Trombone for the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and gained a place in the World Youth Orchestra (WYO) in 2012. She has developed a dynamic non-classical profile. Having won the Phillip Jones Brass Prize in 2011, her Quintet, Westcombe Brass, now regularly perform in and around London as well as working for Live Music Now. Emma has been fortunate enough to travel extensively with her music. In addition to performing in Italy with the WYO, she has toured the Balkans with the Hackney Colliery Band and represented Trinity Laban, performing Poulenc’s Sonata for Trumpet Horn and Trombone at the Tokyo Opera House. She also toured Southern India playing the music for the film Neethaane En Ponvasantham, as well as visiting Hong Kong and China with the Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra.
Emma studies with: Graham Lee, Mark Templeton, Matt Gee, Dudley Bright and Ian Bowsfield as well as Mark Bassey and Gordon Campbell for jazz. She also studies Bass Trumpet under Jim Maynard and is the Bass Trumpet player in Bella Tromba.