Emily Phernambucq

Emily Phernambucq

Flute Instructor

Flutist Emily Phernambucq is a talented soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She performs in halls across Canada, such as the Jack Singer Concert Hall, the Chan Centre, Koerner Hall, the Winspear Centre, and the National Arts Centre. In February 2019, Phernambucq had her solo debut in Koerner Hall with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus, performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major.

As an orchestral musician, Phernambucq frequently performs with ensembles, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and Against the Grain Theatre. Phernambucq performed as Acting Assistant Principal Flute for the Calgary Philharmonic in the 2022/2023 season. She has worked under the baton of esteemed conductors Gábor Takács-Nagy, Bramwell Tovey, Tania Miller, Johannes Debus, Nathan Brock, and Leon Fleisher, among others. She frequently performs in international festivals, for artists such as Denis Bouriakov, Emmanuel Pahud, James Galway, Lorna McGhee, and Carol Wincenc.

Phernambucq is a three-time participant at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and, in 2016, she performed in the final year of the Masterclasses for Strings and Winds. In 2018, she was a participant in Banff Centre’s Opera in the 21st Century program, where she performed in productions of Chamberwerx, Orphee+, and Candide with Against the Grain Theatre. In 2017, Emily participated in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s Edges of Canada Tour, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the confederation.

Emily Phernambucq holds a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from McGill University. Her primary teachers have included Denis Bluteau, Carolyn Christie, Nora Shulman, Susan Hoeppner, and Lauren Eselson.