Featured Performer—Emma Meinrenken

Emma Carina Meinrenken is a scholarship student ofAtis Bankas in the Young Artist Performance Academy of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. Since she started playing the violin at the age of 4, Emma has won top awards in many competitions, including 1st place in the Canadian Music Competitions (CMC) for four consecutive years. She is the Grand Prize winner of the CMC National Finals in 2012 and is also a three-time winner of the Sid Oue Memorial Scholarship for ‘Most Promising Student. , At age 10, Emma made her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and has since performed as a soloist with many other professional orchestras across the province and in Montreal. Most recently, Emma was awarded the Jury’s Prize at the 4th International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in Lithuania. Emma has, in the past, performed in master classes with some of the most well known world class violinists including Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Jennifer Koh and Victor Danchenko. Emma plays on the Jamieson-Ivey Amati violin from 1670, on loan from Royal Conservatory of Music.