Emily Rosner started her studies in harp at the age of twelve in Adelaide with Rosemary St John. She was then awarded scholarship to University High School in Melbourne for the Special Music Program and at the age of 16 left home to persue her studies.

She continued to study harp under Xanya Mumunya, harpist for the state ballet orchestra and MSO, until completing her VCE in 1994.

Emily's interest in contemporary styles including jazz and songwriting with the harp led her to Mary Doumany, Australia's leading jazz harpist/singer, who also further developed her technique and improvisational abilities along with a firm foundation in all styles of music written for harp.

Emily has also done master classes with world famous jazz harpist Park Stickney.

She has now played professionally for over 13 years and has played solo and with other bands at many weddings, festivals, private party's, and corporate events.

In 2006 she was honoured to perform as a soloist in the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra's, "Irish Songs Of Praise" with renowned Soprano Annalisa Kerrigan.

Her improvisational skills are taken to a new level with "Sunwrae" a three to nine piece ensemble directed by Rae Howell, who's style has been described as, cinematic orchestral, minimalist, post rock, jazz and nu chamber.

After two Australian tours covering 5 states and 5 capital cities, Sunwrae's final show at the 'Thornbury Theatre' in June 2009 was an exhilerating sensory explosion as they teamed up with Ben Mastiwyk, aka, 'river river' as he incorporated a selection of stunning projections to accompany Rae's masterpieces.

Emily is an accomplished session musician who has featured on several recordings, including "Red Cross Store" Dig blues project with Country/Blues Singer/Songwriter Lisa Miller and Shane O'Mara, "Autumn never fall" and "Live at Thornbury Theatre" with the Sunwrae ensemble, and "Irish Songs of Praise" with Annalisa Kerrigan and Marcus Holden.

Emily is working on a new project with 'Zikora', together with Talia Browne, (african percussion), and Ellisa Scott to be released soon with elements of funk/hip hop and afro beat wrapped in an melodic, harpy haze. Stay tuned!

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