B i o g r a p h y
Emmi Salmi is a gifted violinist who has immersed herself in music since the age of seven. She has an extensive performing experience as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra violinist around Europe.
Emmi is an alumnus of Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, where she graduated with master's degree in violin performance in summer 2014. In her diploma concert she played as a soloist with Danube Symphony Orchestra conducted by András Deák. Before the studies in Hungary she gained bachelor's degree in music pedagogy in Turku Arts Academy in Finland.
In Hungary Emmi studied in the class of world-known violinist Vilmos Szabadi. She has been guided by several other highly regarded pedagogues and musicians as well, including Araik Resjan, Aleksander Vinnitsky, Jukka Merjanen, Daniel Röhn, Géza Hargitai, Gábor Csalog, Marko Ylönen, Mark Gothoni and many more.
Emmi has performed as a soloist in many concert halls but more frequently she can be seen on the stage as a chamber and orchestra musician. She has performed in many festivals and concerts around Europe: During the last few years she has played for example at GödöllöMusicWeek& festival in the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in Hungary (2017, 2018, 2019); in Palazzo Giuliari in Verona, Italy; in Tehetségmaffia concert series in Budapest; in Sibelius' 150th anniversary concerts and events in Vác and Budapest; in Metronomen Copenhagen, and in many Finnish cities. With her string quartet Lumo Ensemble Emmi made a concert trip to Svalbard in 2016 and Sweden in 2017.
Emmi plays constantly with Lumo Ensemble and her piano trio TrioMe in concerts and various events. She has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other amazing musicians as well: Amongst others, she has performed alongside award-winning violinist Vilmos Szabadi and violist Péter Bársony and with brass quintet Quinsonitus in its game and film music concerts. As an orchestra musician she has played, amongst others, in Vaasa City Orchestra and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to her active work as a musician, Emmi also teaches violin and produces concerts.