Emma Wernig | Violist

A viola star in the making!
— The Strad


Born in 1999, violist Emma Wernig is from Los Angeles, California. A prizewinner in many competitions, Emma recently received the ‘Barbirolli Prize’ at the 2019 Tertis International Viola Competition. Emma was the winner of the 2018 Colburn Concerto Competition and performed Walton’s Viola Concerto with the Colburn Orchestra in the Fall of 2018. As a result of winning the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition, she will release a debut CD of Austrian Viola works through Champs Hill alongside pianist Albert Cano-Smit. She has participated in the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy, IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival and the Taos School of Music Festival in the past and is an alumna of the 2019 Verbier Festival Academy.

Emma’s greatest passion lies in chamber music, having collaborated with artists such as Lynn Harrell, Ida Kavafian, Andrew Marriner, Misha Amory, and Clive Greensmith. As a part of the “Incendium Quartet” she won the 2015 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and continued to win numerous other chamber competitions. 

Emma Wernig recently earned her Bachelors degree from the Colburn Conservatory where she studied with Paul Coletti. She will continue her studies with Ettore Causa at the Yale School of Music in the Fall.

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Verbier Festival Academy

July 15th- August 4th

Performing alongside pianist, Albert Cano-Smit

Works by Hans Gal, Robert Fuchs, Franz Schubert, and Rebecca Clarke

House Concert at Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

August 8th

Performing alongside pianist, Albert Cano-Smit

Works by Hans Gal, Robert Fuchs, and Franz Schubert

Wissembourg Festival

September 3rd

Performing alongside pianist, Albert Cano-Smit

works by Hans Gal, Robert Fuchs, and Franz Schubert


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