Emily is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
Born in Wales, she began her flute studies as a junior at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Ogonovsky and then went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Alain Marion in Paris. In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, Emily has performed as concerto soloist with, among others, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Orchestras, NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna, Prague, Netherlands and English Chamber Orchestras and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
As a chamber musician she works regularly with her sister, the harpist Catherine Beynon, and the pianist Andrew West, and has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Skampa Quartet, Steven Isserlis, Dame Felicity Lott, Jean-Yves Tibaudet, the Kungsbacka Trio and Brodsky Quartet.
She is frequently heard on BBC radio, has featured in several television documentaries (Thames, BBC, AVRO Netherlands) and has made 11 solo recordings to date.
Emily is an enthusiastic protagonist of new music and has had many new works written for her by some of the UK's leading composers: John Woolrich, Sally Beamish, Jonathan Dove, Errollyn Wallen and Roxanna Panufnik and two concertos by the Norwegian composer, Flint Juvenito Beppe. She has produced several educational books for De Haske (Hal Leonard), edited the Fantasie Op 55 by the little-known composer Carl Frühling (first printed edition) and collaborated with Universal Edition on a book of contemporary works, Flute Project: new pieces for flute solo.
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world. In 2009, together with businesswoman and amateur flautist Suzanne Wolff, Emily set up the Netherlands Flute Academy.