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Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Momentum continues to build at the Fairey Band, which has welcomed Emma Conway as its new solo horn player.

Emma hails from a musical brass family and joins the band after spending time in Norway studying at the Manger Folkehogskole. She also played with Manger Musikklag and Tertnes Brass Band.

Prior to spending time in Norway, Emma was a member of the Wardle Band under the leadership of her uncle, Lee Rigg, and father, Sean Conway. From September she will study  with Owen Farr at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Commenting on her new role, Emma said: “I am extremely excited to be starting my next chapter as principal horn with the Fairey Band. I feel honoured to take up this position following in the footsteps of two of the greatest horn players, Sandy Smith and Owen Farr. It looks to be a very exciting time for the band and I can’t wait to be part of it.” 

Adam Cooke, musical director, commented: “Despite Emma’s relatively young age, she has a mature musical approach and style. Her appointment continues the band’s commitment to investing in the best young brass players and I’m looking forward to introducing Emma to our audiences in the near future.”

Speaking of the appointment, Owen Farr said: “Emma is, without doubt, one of the most talented students I have had the pleasure of teaching and she is fast becoming a well-established performer. It’s a great move both for her and Fairey Band.”