Flautist Emma Halnan wins prestigious Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Award

CMF Artist and flautist Emma Halnan has won the Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award, a classical music competition in collaboration with Classic FM.

Emma performed a repertoire by all female composers including Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover and Concertino by Cécile Chaminade. As the winner, Emma has the chance to record the winning performance as well as a work composed especially for her by Sir Karl Jenkins, in a London studio with it broadcast on Classic FM.

Emma Halnan Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Award winner

Emma was in talented and competitive company, beating five other finalists for first prize by a judging panel consisting of high-profile figures in the arts such as Clarinettist Emma Johnson MBE, Carol Barratt (composer of educational music), Patrick Lemanski (Head of Warner Classics) Sam Jackson (Managing Editor for Classic FM) and former CEO of ABRSM, and a past Master of The Musicians’ Company Leslie East OBE alongside Chairman Sir Karl Jenkins.

The judges had the support of a consultation panel consisting of internationally renowned soloists including Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti, Catrin Finch and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Congratulations again Emma!


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