We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk




Emily Davis

Emily enjoys an active and varied career as a orchestra leader, chamber musician and soloist. She is the Associate Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and has been widely engaged as a Guest Concertmaster with orchestras including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, and the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. From 2014-16 she held the position of Principal First Violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and from 2016-18 was Associate Concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. For two years, Emily was delighted to be invited as Concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra. Solo performances and recordings have taken Emily to festivals and venues across the U.K. and Europe. Notable highlights include Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" with Vasily Petrenko at the Pärnu Festival in Estonia, the Cuban Premiere of “The Lark Ascending” in Havana Cathedral, Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in the Gothenburg Konserthuset and Piazzolla's "Four Seasons" at the Bergen International Festival. Emily directed the latter two of these mentioned performances from the violin.
She was a founding member of the Artesian String Quartet from 2009-2016. Her time with the group saw performances at Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room and Kings Place, as well as live radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 "In Tune" and the BBC Proms. She regularly collaborates with some of the world's leading chamber orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Scottish Ensemble and the Aurora Orchestra.
Emily is passionate about passing on her eclectic experiences, and has taught extensively across the UK and Norway and is a violin tutor for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Brtain.
Emily Davis

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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