Cellist Emma Grant-Zypchen grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where her musical education began with the National Capital Suzuki School of Music at the age of 7. There she studied with Kirk Starkey and Margaret Tobolowska. At Canterbury High School she attained a Fine Arts Certificate in the Strings Program where she was taught by John Pohran and Janice Mah. At McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montréal she obtained her B Mus in Cello Performance with Outstanding Achievement in Cello, Dean’s Honour List and the McGill Alumnae Society Prize under the tutelage of Matt Haimovitz. Throughout her musical education Emma has attended various summer music festivals such as the Orford Academy of Music, Le Domaine Forget Academy and the NAC Young Artist Program where she has benefited from the expertise and artistry of musicians such as Alan Stepansky, Ana Sokolović, Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc, Benoît Loiselle, Carole Sirois, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Gryphon Trio, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Jean Lesage, New Orford String Quartet, Paul Marleyn, Philippe Muller and Raphael Wallfisch. She has also twice been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada whose high-profile tours have seen them performing in such venues as Montréal’s Maison Symphonique, the National Art Centre’s Southam Hall, Toronto’s Koerner Hall, the Berlin Konzerthaus and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Now a certified Suzuki teacher, Emma is excited to be back in Ottawa and looking forward to sharing her love of music at the Suzuki school that fostered her.