Emma Hochschild was born in Leipzig in 1996 and began playing the flute age 9. She started her undergraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2016 and studied there with Ian Clarke for two years before moving to Bremen, where she currently studies with Prof. Henrik Wiese.
She has also taken part in masterclasses with Wissam Boustany, Matthias Ziegler, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Angela Firkins and Peter Verhoyen. Emma was awarded a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School and received a General Award in 2016 and the Annie Kiff-Wood Award in 2017. Since 2020 she is also sponsored by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hamburg. Since studying in Bremen, Emma has been a member of a flute quartet, winning a 2nd prize at the International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition in 2019 and performing regularly in and around Bremen.
As a soloist she reached the semi-final of the 25th Annual Leos Janacek International Competition and has performed with the German-Polish Orchestral Academy in Leipzig and the Amadeus Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta. While studying in London, Emma gathered orchestral experience in the Young Musician Symphony Orchestra and the “Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie” as part of the Bayreuth Easter Festival in 2018 and 2019. She was also a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 2019, where she played under Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Sanderling and Manfred Honeck.