Emma Ringrose first started playing the oboe at the age of nine. At 18 she won a place at the Royal Northern College of Music, leaving with a music degree and a professional performance diploma. She also won the Mike Winfield oboe prize and the Peter Graeme oboe prize. During that time she studied with some of the world’s leading oboists.
After leaving music college, Emma played in many professional orchestras in the UK, including the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle, Opera North and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
In 2001 Emma was appointed Sub-Principal oboe of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. During her time there, Emma toured Europe frequently, but also went further afield including a visit to Bahrain. She played extensively in Britain, her favorite concerts to play in being the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. She also made numerous CDs and frequently performed on both radio and TV. Emma has worked with many world class conductors and soloists including Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Joshua Bell, James Ehnes, Anna Netrebko and Barbara Frittoli.
Her time there also meant that she worked with composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and HK Gruber.
Emma now lives in Vancouver with her three boys. She works with many different ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Turning Point Ensemble.