Emma Hochschild was born in Leipzig in 1996 and began playing the flute at the age of 9. She started her undergraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2016 and studied there with Ian Clarke for two years before moving to Bremen to continue her studies with Prof. Henrik Wiese. She completed her Bachelor's degree under his guidance at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg in July 2022. Emma is currently studying for her Master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar under Prof. Anna Garzuly. She has also taken part in Masterclasses with Wissam Boustany, Matthias Ziegler, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Angela Firkins, Peter Verhoyen and Christina Fassbender.
Whilst in London Emma received a scholarship known as the General Award in 2016 and the Annie Kiff-Wood Award in 2017. In 2020 she was also sponsored by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hamburg.
Since her studies in Bremen, Emma has been a member of a flute quartet, winning a 2nd prize at the International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition in 2019. As a soloist she reached the semi-final of the 25th Annual Leos Janacek International Competition and has also performed with the German-Polish Orchestral Academy in Leipzig and the Amadeus Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta.
Emma has gained much orchestral experience in the Young Musician Symphony Orchestra in London, the “Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie” as part of the Bayreuth Easter Festival in 2018 and 2019 and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 2019, where she played under Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Sanderling and Manfred Honeck. Since 2020 Emma is a regular member or the EUYO and in February 2023 she won the substitute position for flute at the Staatskapelle Weimar.