Emily Cole


Emily Cole has been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 2011. She has performed with the Dallas and Seattle Symphonies, the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, and numerous regional orchestras throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Emily has held concertmaster and principal positions at the National Orchestral Institute and at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top.  She was the first place winner for violin in the 2003 Washington State Music Educators Competition. In 2004, she appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony and conductor Gerard Schwarz.  As a recitalist, Emily appeared on the 2008 Green Recital Series at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Ottawa, Kansas, a performance that was recorded for Kansas Public Television.

An active chamber musician, Emily has appeared with Third Angle, Fear No Music, 45th Parallel, and Northwest Music Ensemble.  She is a member of the Mousai Remix string quartet with OSO colleagues Shin-Young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold, and Marilyn de Oliveira.

Emily received her M.M. as a student of Emanuel Borok at the University of North Texas, where she held a teaching fellowship.  She received her B.M. from the University of Texas at Austin as a student of Brian Lewis.  Originally from Seattle, WA, Emily was a longtime student of former Seattle Symphony concertmaster Ilkka Talvi.  She is on the faculty at Lewis & Clark College.


November 12, 2016

8:00 PM

Recital: Piano +

Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Nancy Ives (cello), Amelia Lukas (flute), Emily Cole (violin)


Olivier Messian: Le merle noir (1952)

Elliot Carter: Enchanted preludes (1988)

György Kurtág: four-hand pieces from Jatekok

Furious Choral

Hommage à Soproni

Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály

Hand in hand

Prelude and Waltz in F (or F-sharp)

George Benjamin: Two or four (2010)

Olav Lervik: Imbalances II (2008)

György Kurtág: from Requiem for a friend (1986)

Arnold Schoenberg: 2 pieces for solo piano from Op. 19

Anton Webern: Three Pieces for cello and piano (1914)

György Kurtág: Shadows

Elliot Carter: Epigrams (2012)


D + D to follow