Over the past decade, Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists. Known for her innovative programming and powerful stage presence, along with her warm sound and virtuosic technique, an event with Emma Rush is one to remember.
New album launch concert
A Dream of Colour, with seven new Canadian pieces inspired by the paintings of impressionist William Blair Bruce will be out on July 13. A launch concert will take place that day at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
New video – Preludio tristón in Minnesota
New Edition – Domett Polkas
Emma Rush has a new edition out of Two Original Polkas by Susan C. Domett, as heard on her album Wake the Sigh. You can find the edition at http://emmarush.bandcamp.com
After hosting Nelson Guitar Day and playing a concert in the Kootenays Emma Rush is heading to Sweden to perform at the Canadian Embassy, Future Echoes Festival, and Kristianstad Music Days. Emma will be a guest at the Guitar Alla Grande festival in Ottawa where she will present on women in the guitar world in the 1800s.
Fall 2022 activities
Emma Rush will be performing with Azuline Duo at the Old Town Hall in Ancaster on September 16. The duo is performing a new program of rare 19th century music for flute and guitar. In late September Emma will be performing and giving workshops in the Kootenay region of BC. She will be artist-in-residence at the Sointula Art Shed on beautiful Malcom Island, BC for the month of October. In November, Emma will be in the studio recording her fourth solo album. She’ll play for the Minnesota Guitar Society in December.
Article in the Hamilton Spectator – February 2022
New YouTube video!
Emma Rush chatting about Wake the Sigh and what it means to be “in tune” on Marfa Public Radio in Texas: https://marfapublicradio.org/blog/in-tune-interview-emma-rush/
New YouTube video!
Emma has received an Arts Response Initiative grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Very grateful for the support of the OAC!