“American Harpist, Emily Granger delivered a defiant demonstration, not just of impressive virtuosity, but of eye-opening versatility as well.” Limelight Magazine
Emily Granger has firmly established herself in the Australian concert scene, with a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician, in partnership with some of the country’s finest musicians (both classical and popular) and presenters. As an orchestral harpist, Emily has performed around the world as Guest Principal with the Chicago, Sydney, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Orchestra Victoria, and Opera Australia Orchestra.
2019 included a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, performances with the Omega Ensemble and Verbrugghen Ensemble, and tours with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Harp Quartet of which she is a founding member.
In 2020 Emily was scheduled (pre-COVID-19) to appear with Omega Ensemble as the resident harpist for recitals at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre, and debut with the Orange Chamber Music Festival, Four Winds Easter Festival, and Glebe Music Festival, as well as a tour with Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutist, Emma Gerstein. Instead, she focused her time performing online concerts for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall and Phoenix Central Park, recording her debut solo album, and residencies at the Bundanon Trust and Mt. Wilson Old School.
Emily has performed at the Sydney, Ravinia, Craven Creek, Bellingen, Ear Taxi, and Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Festivals. She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Janelle Monáe, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Blasko, International Chamber Artists, Flinders Quartet, and Nexas Saxophone Quartet and has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
As an avid hiker, Emily has walked the 3,000-kilometre Te Araroa across New Zealand, 900 kilometres across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, as well as California’s 400-kilometre John Muir Trail. Emily is represented by Tier 1 Arts.