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Emma Sayers

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Biography

Emma Sayers teaches classical piano, accompanying, keyboard musicianship and chamber music. As an accompanist she also coaches students in the classical performance programme. Emma Sayers was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She studied piano with Judith Clark in New Zealand, and with Rita Wagner at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Other teachers have included Ferenc Rados, Péter Solymos, János Devich (Kodály Quartet) and Hargitai Géza (Bartók Quartet).

Emma has a strong interest in 20th Century and contemporary music. She is a member of New Zealand’s leading new music ensemble – Stroma - and toured with them as part of Chamber Music NZ’s Celebrity Series in 2004. She has given premiere performances of many compositions by New Zealand and international composers and recorded numerous works by NZ composers.

Emma records for Concert FM and also presents radio programmes from time-to-time. Emma often collaborates with pianist Richard Mapp in recitals of music for piano four-hands and is in demand as an accompanist. She also enjoys playing chamber music with the Amici Ensemble and other members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.