Having graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours degree in Music, Emily Owen went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, completing an Extended Artist Masters with Distinction in 2017 and becoming a GSMD Ensemble Artist Fellow with Ceruleo in 2017/18. She is coached by Tim Evans-Jones. Emily leads a varied freelance career as a consort singer and soloist, making a recent solo debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan playing the role of ‘Iris’ in Handel’s Semele under Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists. Emily is a soprano at St Bride’s Church Fleet Street and also sings with the Choir of the Enlightenment, a cappella group Apollo5 and Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works. In 2016/17 she participated in the Handel & Hendrix in London Talent scheme including masterclasses with Carolyn Sampson and Laurence Cummings. With her lute and soprano duo Melismata, Emily performs for the charity Live Music Now, taking baroque music into alternative social settings and as a passionate educator she leads workshops with the VOCES8 Foundation in their outreach work across Europe and is a choral practitioner for the Voices Foundation. She is a visiting singing teacher at Harrow School.