Presenting the rising stars of early music and historical performance since 2018.

Read about the ensembles and artists and their concert programs.

Emerging Artists Showcase (Virtual)
via YouTube

Wednesday, June 1

  • 8pm ET – Ximenez Quartet, Montréal, QC
    Karin Cuellar (violin), Simon Alexandre (violin), Namgon Lee (viola), and Jessica Korotkin (cello)

Friday, June 3

  • 7pm ET – AKOYA, New York, NY
    Naomi Dumas (violin) and Caitlyn Koester (harpsichord)
  • 8pm ET – Duo Oriana, Toronto, ON
    Sinéad White (soprano) & Jonathan Stuchbery (lute)

Emerging Artists Showcase (In-Person)
St. Mark’s Episcopal, Berkeley, CA
Tickets via Berkeley Festival & Exhibition

Friday, June 10, 12pm PT

  • Julia Bengtsson (choreography & dance), New York, NY, & Rocío López Sánchez (cello), San Francisco, CA
  • Patricia Garcia Gil (fortepiano), Greensboro, NC
  • Pauline Kempf (violin), San Francisco, CA

In-Person for 2022!

We are looking forward to presenting the Emerging Artists Showcase in-person at 12pm PT on Friday, June 10, 2022 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, as part of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (June 5-12), in Berkeley, CA, as well as Virtual Emerging Artists Showcase on June 1 & 3 via YouTube.

Selected applicants receive a Showcase Grant to aid in travel to the Showcase or production of their virtual program ($1,500 for In-Person travel or $1,000 for Virtual production).

Guidelines for Application

The application closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time.

All required materials MUST be submitted via the application form.

We strongly encourage all applicants to submit your application at least ONE WEEK prior to the deadline in case there are any issues with your application, so we can resolve them in a timely manner before the deadline.

Those selected for the Emerging Artists Showcase will be notified by Monday, March 14, 2022.

Please submit questions to [email protected].


2021 Virtual Showcase Performances

Videos of previous all Showcase performances from 2018 to the present can be viewed in EMA’s Video Resources.


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