2019, 2018 India, 2018, 2016 Singapore, 2016, 2015 India, 2015, 2013, 2011
"Despite being an expatriate for 13 years I am proud to be Australian and am always glad to work with other Australians. The idea of an entire orchestra of us together at home is so exciting I can barely wait for the first rehearsal, and that is something I don’t say that often!!! The AWO will give the concerts of a lifetime.”

Emily Francis


Former – BBC Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Brisbane
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music; Royal College of Music, London


Emily Francis was born in Queensland. She picked up the violin at age 6 following in her grandfather’s footsteps who played as a musician on ships. She joined the Queensland Symphony Orchestra after studying violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and in 1996 was invited to study in London at the Royal College of Music.

Emily played numerous freelance stints with London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra until 1999 when she successfully auditioned for the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout her career Emily has worked with musicians from George Michael and Boyzone to Pierre Boulez and Mstislav Rostropovich and under some of the world’s great conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Andrew Davies. She has toured South America, Macau, Italy, Germany, Brussels, India, Singapore, Australia and Paris.

Last updated 2018