Emily Tulloch is a South Australian musician working as a violinist, composer-arranger, educator and arts worker. A passionate creator, Emily focuses her time at Nexus on the presentation and promotion of contemporary art music in Adelaide and beyond.
A member of Zephyr Quartet since 2005, and with the ensemble, Emily has created critically acclaimed shows including Exquisite Corpse (2016), Between Light (2014, 2016), Music for Strings and iThings (2014) and The Aspirations of Daise Morrow (with Brink Productions, 2015). Zephyr Quartet has performed across Australia as well as internationally at the Edinburgh Festival and the Holland International Dance Festival.
Emily has being a member of the COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide) committee since 2007, working on the presentation and promotion of original music in the city – helping co-ordinate twice-monthly concert presentations continuously for almost ten years. If you don’t know about COMA and you live in Adelaide, please get out your device of choice immediately and investigate.
Emily holds two first class Honours degrees, in violin performance and Spanish, the latter with a thesis on the representation of the city of Merida, on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, through the lyrics of the popular song repertoire of trova yucateca.
The connection between music and place is one of her favourite musings. She is passionate about new music: contemporary art music, original jazz, sonic art and various other creative musical endeavours – with whichever tags you choose to throw at them. She plans to continue the support of these art forms in her beloved hometown of Adelaide, and also to strive to take South Australian work to corners of the globe as far-flung as she can manage.