Emlyn Ngai

 ​Tempesta di Mare concertmaster Emlyn Ngai enjoys a diverse life as both a modern and historical violinist. With the Adaskin String Trio he has performed extensively across Canada and the United States and has been recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio, Radio-Canada, and National Public Radio. He is Associate Concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival where is also an active recitalist and soloist. His association with such early music groups as Apollo’s Fire, Boston Baroque and Joshua Rifkin’s Bach Ensemble has taken him to Bermuda, Germany, Spain, and the UK as well as across the US. Recording credits include Centaur, MSR Classics, New World Records, and Telarc. His recordings for the label Musica Omnia have received acclaim inAmerican Record Guide, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and The Strad. Emlyn holds degrees from McGill University, Oberlin College Conservatory, and the Hartt School. An enthusiastic educator, Emlyn has taught at Boston University, Mount Holyoke College, and McGill University and has been a faculty member of Amherst Early Music, Madison Early Music Festival and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. He enjoys ties with West Chester University where he is a frequent guest clinician. Currently he teaches modern and baroque violin, chamber music and performance practice at the Hartt School, University of Hartford where he also co-directs the Collegium Musicum.