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Emily Koh is a Boston-based composer and double bassist who enjoys performing new music in chamber, and orchestral settings. She is currently the principal bassist of the New England Philharmonic – an orchestra committed to performing music of living composers. In the Boston area, Emily also so performs with the Boston New Music Initiative, Gentlemen's Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham, New Music Brandeis, and has also performed with the [sound icon], Boston Nonet, and Calliope Music, among others.

Emily started playing the double bass at age 15, after joining the Dunman High School Chinese Orchestra. Two years later, she joined the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and was a member of the orchestra when it won the First Prize at the Jugend und Musik Fest 2005 in Vienna. In Singapore, Emily performed regularly with the Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she has performed the complete symphonic cycles of Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Sibelius, and the complete Beethoven concerti. She also performed with the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra in Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Turandot, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, Rossini's Barber of Seville and Bizet's Carmen).

Emily studied double bass with Paul Johnson at the Peabody Conservatory and Guennadi Mouzyka at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), and holds a Diploma (with distinction) in double bass performance from the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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