Emma Hospelhorn - Flute

Photo: Chelsea Ross

Photo: Chelsea Ross

The instrumentalists were exemplary in the seemingly unlimited sounds they elicited, with pianist Winston Choi and bass flutist Emma Hospelhorn standouts in their respective parts which ranged from the delicate to the bombastic.
— Gerald Fisher, Chicago Classical Review

Emma Hospelhorn is a Chicago-based flutist, collaborator, teacher, and researcher. A passionate advocate for new music, she is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and the New Millennium Orchestra, as well as one half of The Machine Is Neither…, a computer music collaboration with composer Ben Sutherland that pushes the boundaries of live electronics processing through sonic and gestural control (this is to say, she makes awesome sounds happen with a wave of her hand). A versatile and magnetic performer, she has also recorded and performed with a number of rock and pop groups, and maintains an active teaching studio in Chicago.

She has been featured live on numerous radio broadcasts for WBEZ and WGN 9 Chicago, and performs regularly on stages large and small throughout the United States and Europe. Emma holds degrees from Columbia University and CUNY Queens College, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2007-2009. She is a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her research focuses on spatial and embodied group learning in musical contexts. For a list of her recordings and publications, visit www.emmahospelhorn.com.