Dr Emma Di Marco

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Musicology
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Advanced Performance
  • L.Mus.A (Saxophone)
  • A.Mus.A (Saxophone)

Dr Emma Di Marco is an Australian classical saxophonist based in Brisbane, Australia with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Musicology and Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance (Honours) both from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Emma is available for tuition in Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Music Theory in Coorparoo on the South side of Brisbane. Lessons can be 30mins or 1hr depending on level and can also combine an instrument with music theory. Emma has extensive experience preparing students for AMEB Exams, QYO/Young Con Auditions, and University Entrance Auditions. Discounts are available for siblings or multiple family members. To discuss lessons please get in touch.

More about Emma Di Marco:
Emma maintains a fulfilling portfolio career as a performer, chamber musician, educator, adjudicator, artistic director, and researcher. In 2014, Emma was appointed a sessional lecturer in saxophone at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and also holds teaching positions at two prestigious Brisbane schools. She is an endorsed artist with D’Addario Woodwinds and is a proud advocate for D’Addario Reserve Reeds. As a champion of Australian music, Emma has toured Australia – twice – with performances of specially commissioned works in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Hobart. These were her East Coast Tour in 2014 and Shimmer Tour in 2016. Some of these performances featured collaborations with Australian artists Nexas Quartet, Nathan Henshaw, Barega Saxophone Quartet, Anthony Voloutis, and Ben Price. Emma is a founding member of acclaimed ensemble, the Barega Saxophone Quartet, and has performed across Australia and Europe with the group. Her involvement with Barega has seen over a dozen new works for saxophone quartet commissioned, multiple tours interstate and internationally, as well as collaborations with Trichotomy, Hourglass Ensemble, the Queensland Wind Orchestra, Lyre Duo, The Argot Project, Andrew Kennedy, and a range of visual artists. In 2017, Barega were featured soloists with the Queensland Wind Orchestra and performed David Maslanka’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. Barega Saxophone Quartet released their debut album, Three Serpents, in 2015 which featured compositions written especially for the ensemble. Their follow up album, Abandon Control, is due to be released in 2018. In 2015, Emma was specially selected to perform in the production of Greek by Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Tongyeoung International Music Festival in Tongyeoung, South Korea. Emma is a casual saxophonist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, having performed works by Kats-Chernin, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mussorgsky, and Ravel. As a concerto soloist she has performed Claude T. Smith's Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Band with the Queensland Conservatorium Wind Symphony in 2011 and Alexander Glazunov's Concerto in E flat for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra with the Mueller International Chamber Orchestra in 2010, which received a standing ovation. Emma is an accomplished researcher in the classical saxophone field. Her research has examined the performance of classical saxophone music in Australia with the aim of fostering further development and growth through increased engagement with digital music-making practices and higher job satisfaction of performers. Her current research interests include: Classical Saxophone Music, Australian Music, Performance Practice, Performance Careers, Ethnography, Digital Music-Making, National Identity, and Job Satisfaction.

Details last updated on July 14, 2017