Emma Reid was brought up in the north-east of England and started playing the fiddle at the age of three with her Swedish mother. At eighteen she moved to Stockholm to study Swedish folk music performance graduating in November 2003. Since then Emma has completed a Masters degree in Music at Newcastle University.
Emma regularly performs and teaches in Sweden, Britain and the USA. As well as performing solo she works extensively in several duos and is a member of the groups Methera Quartet, Ditt Ditt Darium and Tandoori. She has also enjoyed collaborations with storytellers and dancers, and was Musical Director of a Northern Stage production in February 2005. In May 2005 Emma released her debut solo album and toured the UK with Folkworks Fiddles on Fire. Since then she has released three duo albums and set up an acoustic concert series at Izzy Young's Folklore Centrum in Stockholm.