Emily Kennedy is a cellist and collaborator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a graduate of the Performance program at the University of Ottawa, where she completed her masters in cello, studying with pedagogue Paul Marleyn. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she had the pleasure of studying with Paul Pulford and members of the Penderecki String Quartet. She has performed on concert stages across Eastern Canada, and has taken part and performed in festivals such as the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, Tuckamore Music Festival in St. John’s, the Orford Arts Centre and Domaine Forget in Quebec, WLU’s Quartetfest, and the ACE Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario. She has performed for some of the leading cellists in today’s music world, including Lynn Harrell, Steven Doane, Paul Watkins, Michel Strauss, Philippe Muller, Richard Aaron, Matt Haimovitz, Denise Djokic, Blair Lofgren, and Elinor Frey, along with members of the Cecilia, Lafayette, and JACK Quartets. This year, Emily is fortunate to be the Emerging Musician in Residence at the University of New Brunswick. She currently plays with Fredericton's Atlantic Sinfonia, the Kalaya String Quartet, and performs as a part of UNB's musicUNB Performance Series.