Known for sensitive and authoritative musical interpretations and inspirational conducting, Emily Cox is one of Australia’s leading choral musicians, exploring diverse and challenging repertoire in her varied roles as conductor and chorus master. Specialising in the performance of the choral/symphonic repertoire and virtuosic chamber choral repertoire, she has been Music Director of Brisbane Chorale since 2003, and is founding Music Director of the acclaimed Canticum Chamber Choir.
In her career, Emily Cox has conducted a diverse range of works including Bach St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn Elijah, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Monteverdi Vespers, Walton Belshazzar’s Feast, Beethoven Mass in C, Mozart Mass in c minor, Orff Carmina Burana, Stravinsky Les Noces, Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Fauré Requiem, Rachmaninov Vespers, and Pärt Passio.
American born and educated, Emily Cox has studied also in Australia and Europe with eminent mentors (including Eric Ericson and Frieder Bernius). She has performed in festivals such as Brisbane Baroque, Brisbane Festival, and the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. Most recently, she was a member of the Professional Panel of the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Berlin Radio Choir) International Masterclass, and, in 2012, she was chorus master for the Helpmann Award-nominated Mahler Symphony No.2 with the Hamburg Philharmonic and Simone Young.
Her work can be heard frequently on radio broadcasts around Australia.
Emily Cox’s innovative programming and skill in instilling high performance standards contribute to her reputation as a dynamic interpreter of music from the renaissance to the present day.