A 2023 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Emi Ferguson can be heard live in concerts and festivals with groups including AMOC*, Ruckus, the Handel and Haydn Society, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Manhattan Chamber Players, and as the music director of Camerata Pacifica Baroque. Her recordings Amour Cruel and Fly the Coop: Bach Sonatas and Preludes, celebrate her fascination with reinvigorating music and instruments of the past for the present and have been called “blindingly impressive … a fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination” by The New York Times. Emi has spoken and performed at several TEDx events and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Amazon Prime, WQXR, and Vox talking about how music relates to our world today. As part of WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab, she created the series “This Composer is SICK!” with Max Fine, exploring the impact of syphilis on composers Franz Schubert, Bedřich Smetana, and Scott Joplin, in addition to guest hosting WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase. Her book co-written with David and Nicholas Csicsko with artwork by David Lee Csicsko, “Iconic Composers”, was released in 2023 by Trope Publishing, introducing music lovers of all ages to 50 incredible composers. Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she now resides in New York City.