Emma Taggart, piano
Emma Taggart (piano), 13, is from Blaine, Minnesota, and is a freshman at St. Agnes School and is a student of Dr. Reid Smith. A prize-winner of numerous competitions including the Thursday Musical Competition and the Art of Piano International Competition, Emma has also participated in many festivals across Europe, especially in Italy including the Lovere Music Festival and Accademia Tadini International Music Festival. Emma has also performed in masterclasses for Oxana Yablonskaya, Vincenzo Balzani, Alexander Yakovlev, and Shuku Iwasaki. In her free time, Emma runs as a member of a junior-Olympic track team and enjoys skiing and writing poetry.