Emily Walhout

Emily Walhout grew up playing the cello and piano, but it was not until college that she discovered her love for Baroque bass lines. At Oberlin Conservatory she took up Baroque cello and viola da gamba, thus launching an active career in early music. She was a founding member of La Luna, an ensemble of two violins and continuo devoted to music of the 17th century, and from 1987 through 2004, she was a member of the King’s Noyse. She has played viola da gamba, lirone, or principal violin for the Boston Early Music Festival, Emmanuel Music, the Handel and Haydn Society, Seattle Baroque, Portland Baroque, New York Collegium, Trinity Consort (Portland, Oregon), Les Violons du Roy, Les Boreades (Montreal), and the Montreal Baroque Festival. Current chamber ensembles include the Carthage Consort of Viols and Les Delices. She has toured as a chamber musician throughout North America and Europe, and has recorded extensively with the Boston Camerata, La Luna and The King’s Noyse. Her playing has been described as “soulful and expressive” by the New York Times.