Emma Richards (viola) graduated in 2010 from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Ásdís Valdimarsdottir and Simon Rowland-Jones, winning the Cecil Aronowitz Memorial Award. In 2011, Emma worked full-time with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, before receiving a Countess of Munster Musical Trust scholarship to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main with Roland Glassl. Emma has been invited to OCM Prussia Cove and represented HfMDK in the 2012 Hindemith Tage Festival. Emma currently lives in Paris and is busy as a chamber musician, soloist and contemporary violist.