Emma Eden is currently the principal horn with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She’s a proud Kiwi, who grew up in Timaru before going on to study the french horn at Massey University in Wellington. Since graduating, Emma has received several scholarships which have enabled her to travel and study around the world including in Canada and Germany. 

 Emma has performed in all of New Zealand’s major orchestras, as well as the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and has performed numerous times as a soloist. In 2009 Emma won the principal 3rd horn job in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a position she enjoyed for over ten years.

In 2020 Emma moved back to the South Island and joined the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra as principal horn. Emma is passionate about music education and believes the skills you acquire while learning an instrument or performing in an ensemble are invaluable for building confident, passionate, resilient and hard working individuals. 

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