Interview with Dame Emma Kirkby

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Photo: Bibi Basch

Dame Emma Kirkby is an English soprano singer and one of the world’s most renowned early music specialists. She was an English teacher before developing a career as a soloist and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.

The QCT was privileged to be able to interview Dame Emma Kirkby by email so that our readers could know her better before seeing her perform on September 8 with Daniel Taylor as part of the 2012 Quebec International of Sacred Music.

How do you adapt to all the travelling you do for concerts?