Emily Wright studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2006 to 2012, learning with Mary Bellamy, Paul Patterson and Adam Gorb. She has had pieces workshopped and performed by various ensembles including the RNCM New Ensemble, RNCM Brand New Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Manchester Camerata, members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Nieuw Ensemble; with performances in venues such as the RNCM Concert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. In 2010 Emily won the The Soroptimists International Award for Composers, awarded for receiving the highest graduating composition portfolio mark, and was awarded the Sir John Manduell Prize (one of the highest honours the RNCM bestows) for outstanding commitment and achievement. In 2011 she won the Patricia Cunliffe Composition Prize. She has had pieces discussed in masterclasses with Detlev Glanert, Rolf Hind, H.K. Gruber, Simon Bainbridge and Simon Holt. Emily is currently completing her Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Adam Gorb and Paul Patterson, kindly supported by the Arnold Cooke Award and the Sir John Manduell Prize.