Emily Kennedy is a cellist and composer based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a graduate of the performance program at the University of Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier University. Her interest in performing and writing new music has brought her to Banff’s Concert in the 21st Century residency, the Britten-Pears: Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art program in Aldeburgh, UK, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, and RE:FLUX Festival in Moncton, NB. In addition to playing in the ECSQ, she frequently performs with guitarist Steven Peacock, Symphony New Brunswick, Atlantic Sinfonia. Emily is also active in genre-crossing projects, collaborating with poets, textile artists, and dancers. She has toured Eastern Canada with electronic project Property//, created installation work with all female electronic improv trio Terre Wa, and writes and sings for the string duo Pallmer.
Emily was fortunate to be the Emerging Musician in Residence at the University of New Brunswick’s 2017-18 season. She has also served on faculty at Mount Allison University.
Often seen collaborating with electronic musicians, dancers, visual artists, and song-writing projects, her personal writing is an opportunity to synthesize her classical training with her interests in improvisation, minimalism, and pop music.