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Emilia Wareborn

Emilia Wareborn plays a Yann Besson viola made in 2010.

Emilia Wareborn: Her journey as violist

Emilia Wareborn, born 24th of May 1981, is from Gothenburg, Sweden. She started playing the viola when she was five years old using the Suzuki method. She also studied the violin and piano at the age of ten. 19 years old, in 2000, she entered the Academy of Music in Malmö, where she studied for Professor Henrik Frendin and his assistantMarkus Falkbring. In 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Music in Gothenburg for Professor Björn Sjögren and Johanna Persson.

After finishing four years of studying in Sweden, she completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de la Musique et Dance de ParisCNSMDP in Paris, where she studied for Professor Jean Sulem and his assistant Raymond Glatard. After Paris she took classes atConservatoire National Supérieure de la Musique et de Dance de Lyon, CNSM for Professor Jean-Philippe Vasseur, and his assistant Fabrice Lamarre and Friedeich Kirch, where she also attended masterclasses in Contemporary music with Christophe Desjardins at the CNSM in Lyon.

Her professional journey

Professionally, Emilia has played and worked with many different orchestras; mostly in Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, GSO where she has worked since 2002, in the period of Maestro Neeme Järvi as Chief conductor to the period with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel as Chief conductor until 2012, Royal Philharmonia in Stockholm, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, The Royal Opera in Stockholm, The Gothenburg Opera, (as Co-principal) in Gothenburg,Bergen Symphony Orchestra in Bergen, NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, Odense Symphony Orchestra in OdenseMusica Vitae in Växjö.

Emilia has been on several tours with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra from 2002 until 2012.

Emilia Wareborn with the Royal Opera House

Currently she is playing in the Royal Opera House, “Det Kongelige Teater” in Copenhagen and this season they perform operas as Il Trittico, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Tannhäuser, La Bayadère and Devils from Loudon. In February 2013 the Royal Opera House performed Carl Nielsens 4th Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle in DR byn Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

Emilia Wareborn and the Ada Trio

In addition to working with the Royal Copenhagen Opera Emilia plays Chambermusic with the string trio Ada. The other members are Emma de Frumerie, violinist in Royal Philharmonia in Stockholm and Petra Lundin, cellist in Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, GSO. The trio Ada performs Bach Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio by Sitkovetsky, Mozart Divertimento in E-flat and this summer will be the fifth year they perform in a festival on the island Fårö, close to Gotland, Sweden.

The Ada Trio and the Selest ensemble

Emma, Petra and Emilia are together with five others musicans, playing other instruments, part of a band called Selest. Selest makes their own music, and are currently working on a project of rearranging Mozarts Requiem, a new performance as Artists in Residence in Vara Concert Hall, Gothenburg. The project is a work in progress and has its premiere in the autumn of 2013.

Solo violist for the composer Philip Wareborn

In March 2013, Emilia was the soloist in a newly written Viola Concert with Orchestra, by her friend and cousin, the composer Philip Wareborn, in Roy O. Disney Hall at CALARTS, California Institute of The Arts in Los Angeles, California.