Emily Yarascavitch began step-dancing at age 4 and took up the fiddle a short time later. Her love for both led her to the competition circuit at 6 years of age and it was obvious early on that she had a special gift.  She is trained in various fiddle styles as well as classical violin through the Royal Conservatory of Music.  

Emily has won such prestigious titles as the 12 and Under Shelburne Junior Champion, the 18 and Under Maritime Fiddle and Stepdance Champion, the 18 and Under Junior Canadian Champion, a Grand Masters Junior Showcase Performer, the Open Duet Champion with Kyle Burghout in Pembroke ON and the Canadian Open Duet Champion with Kyle Burghout in Shelburne, ON.  In 2016 she placed 10th at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition in Morinville, AB, as a first time competitor.

She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Honours Sciences with Minors in Biology and Music.  Emily released her debut CD My Passion in 2009 and released her second CD with her trio Branches of Silver in 2015.  She has toured across Canada with the Scott Woods Band and plays on a regular basis with the Nathan MacDonald Duo, The Tartan Terrors, and Branches of Silver.  Emily is currently a full time violin and stepdance teacher in Oshawa, ON.  
 

Photo by Lee Bodson

Photo by Lee Bodson