Emily Baines

Dr. Emily Baines is a professional recorder player, lecturer and musical director working throughout Europe, also specialising in a wide variety of historical woodwinds. She trained at; the University of Hull, the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she wrote her doctoral thesis on the role of mechanical musical instruments as sources for eighteenth-century performance practice. 

Emily performs regularly for many period-instrument ensembles, contemporary groups, music festivals and theatres across Europe. Theatre work has included musician and musical director roles for Jericho House, English Touring Theatre, Barbican BITE, the RSC, National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, including the Globe’s premier Broadway transfers of Twelfth Night and Richard III in 2013. Her playing is regularly featured on Radio, TV and Film.

In addition to performing, Emily is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Brunel University London, and is regularly invited to other Universities/Conservatoires for guest lectures and practical workshops. Her first album as a soloist/director (with the ensemble Amyas) ‘The Ghost in the Machine’, was released in October 2021 with First Hand Records.


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