Emma Colligan is a violinist based in Wellington, New Zealand where she currently has a studio of over 50 young Violin students studying at the Emma Colligan School of Violin.

Emma received her Masters degree in Violin Performance with emphasis in String Pedagogy from the Longy Conservatory of Music Boston USA in 2007, where she studied under famed violinist and pedagogue Mark Lakirovich, and also served as his teaching associate.

In 2010 Emma applied and was accepted to attend the Dorothy Delay String Pedagogy Symposium Summer programme at the Juilliard School in New York.

Emma plays for Orchestra Wellington, and has also played with the Christchurch Symphony, the Southern Sinfonia, the Auckland Chamber Orchestra,and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina USA.

Emma received her Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has been the recipient of several awards, including The Aotea Performing Arts scholarship, The New Zealand Post Young Musicians Award, and a Young Performers Scholarship from The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

Emma is a member of the IRMTNZ