Portrait of Dr Emily Worthington Dr Emily Worthington

e.worthington@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471349



Biography

Emily Worthington joined the University of Huddersfield in 2015 as a Lecturer in Music Performance and a member of the Huddersfield Centre for Performance Research (HuCPeR).. Emily’s postgraduate performance training took place at the Royal College of Music and through the Formation Superieure de l’Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes, where she specialised in playing historical clarinets dating from the 18th- to the early-20th century.  This was followed by a doctorate at the University of York, where, supported by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, she investigated the impact of the emergent recording and broadcasting industries on woodwind playing in early-20th-century London orchestras. An Edison Visiting Fellowship at the British Library in 2014 enabled her to begin a large-scale survey of early wind chamber music recordings, which is the basis of her current research.

Emily is active as a clarinettist specialising in period instruments from the 18th to the 20th century, and has worked with many of leading ensembles in the UK and Europe including The King’s Consort, The Gabrieli Consort and Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Le Concert Spirituel and Spira Mirabilis. Emily also co-directs Boxwood & Brass, a ‘harmonie’ or wind ensemble performing Classical and Early-Romantic repertoire on period instruments.

www.emilyworthington.co.uk

www.boxwoodandbrass.co.uk

Research and Scholarship

Emily’s research interests are wide ranging, including British musical culture in from the late-18th to the mid-20th century, history of sound recording and broadcasting (particularly the early BBC), performance practice 1750-1950, and topics relating to woodwind performance and repertoire.

Emily’s current research combines practice-based research on period instruments with the use of archival documents and sound recordings to investigate aspects of 18th, 19th and 20th-century performing styles and their modern application.

 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Worthington, E (2016) Music for a Prussian Salon: Franz Tausch in Context [Audio]

Worthington, E (2016) ‘Lecture-Recital: Learning to sing with another voice: embodying early recorded style using original instruments’. In: Performing Knoweldge, 25-26 April 2016, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

2015

Worthington, E (2015) ‘Do it how you like, but make it beautiful’: a pluralist and performer-centric approach to historically-informed Brahms’. In: Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies/Institute for Music Research Seminar Series, 9 November 2015, Senate House, University of London

Worthington, E (2015) ‘(Re-)Constructing Richard Mühlfeld? Rubato and Rhythmic Freedom in Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata ?Op. 120 No. 2 Mvt. 1. [Lecture-recital]’. In: Performing Brahms in the 21st Century, 30 June to 2 July 2015, School of Music, University of Leeds

Worthington, E (2015) ‘Orchestrating British Musical Identity: Boult and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930–39’. In: The State We’re In: Directions in Researching Post-1900 British Music, 16-17 April 2015, University of Surrey, UK

Worthington, E (2015) ‘(Re-)Constructing Richard Mühlfeld? Rubato and Rhythmic Freedom in Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata ?Op. 120 No. 2 Mvt. 1. [Lecture-recital]’. In: Performing Brahms in the 21st Century, 30 June to 2 July 2015, School of Music, University of Leeds

Research Degree Supervision

Emily is open to joining the supervisory team for research projects relating to historical performance practice 1750-1950 (particularly of involving wind instruments and repertoire), the history and analysis of classical music on disc, British musical culture c. 1750-1950, the early BBC, and practice-based projects involving new approaches to classical repertoire.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Emily contributes to performance modules on the undergraduate courses, including Solo Performance, Performance Skills, and Chamber Music Workshops. Emily also teaches research and writing skills on the Research in Music module.