Emma Wernig, viola
Scholarship holder since 2020
Emma Wernig was born in 1999 in Los Angeles and completed her bachelor studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles and her master studies at the Yale School of Music in New Haven.
Since 2021 she has been studying with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule Berlin.
She has won prizes at several competitions and in 2019 she won the “Barbirolli Prize” at the “International Tertis Viola Competition and in 2017 the first prize at the “International Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition”.
She is a welcome guest at international festivals like the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Kryzowa Chamber Music Festival, the Verbier Festival and the Chamber Music Connects the World.
Her success in chamber music competitions developed a great passion for chamber music and she has been encouraged in this through working with famous musicians like Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer and Christian Tetzlaff.