Chamber Musician


Emily is one of the country's most sought-after chamber musicians performing chamber music widely across the UK, Europe, America and Asia.


Highlights from recent seasons include a BBC Chamber Music Prom in which she gave the first Proms performance of Warlock's The Curlew and the Poulenc Sextet and performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, BBC Wigmore Lunchtime Series and Washington’s Library of Congress.  

Emily has collaborated with many ensembles and singers including the Carducci Quartet and Sarah Connolly and is and a frequent guest with Aurora and Ensemble 360. She is a founder member of the London Conchord Ensemble with whom she has made many landmark recordings of chamber music, including the complete chamber music of Poulenc, and has made acclaimed chamber recordings with principals of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Click here for discography.


[Pailthorpe] plays with a rich, singing sound, impressive dynamic contrast and warm musical lines. Pailthorpe and her colleagues play beautifully and convincingly.
— American Record Guide