Emma Wilde is a Manchester-based composer who is completing a PhD under the supervision of Professor Camden Reeves at the University of Manchester. Her compositional interests include taking inspiration from the structures from Greek tragedy alongside musical characterisation and stratification. Her works have also been inspired by techniques used in visual art and Latin American popular music. Emma’s music has been included in concerts and festivals in Mexico, Lithuania and Poland and the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra premiered her first large-scale orchestral work in 2016. She has also worked with professional ensembles including the Hebrides Ensemble and Psappha. Emma’s recent successes include being named as one of the shortlisted composers for the Britten Sinfonia OPUS 2016 composition competition. She is also one of the six composers taking part in the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme 2017 and is working on a 3 minute commission for the orchestra to be work shopped and premiered at LSO St Luke’s in 2018.