Emily Yarascavitch is a violinist/fiddler playing the styles of Canadian Old Time Fiddling, Kashubian Fiddling, Celtic, Country, and Classical Violin. Her ability to improvise allows her to easily collaborate with other artists in varying genres. She is also an accomplished Ottawa Valley Step-dancer.
She currently tours North America professionally with The Tartan Terrors, North America's Premiere Celtic Event. She is also part of a new international project called Across: The Fiddlers Collective. She has toured across Canada with The Scott Woods Band and plays regularly with Phill Hood, Jay Andrews (Shreem X Celtic Remix) and other solo artists.
Emily is currently a full time music instructor in Oshawa ON, giving lessons in Violin, Fiddle, Step-dance and Music Theory. She is a 2020 and 2021 Readers' Choice Diamond Winner in the categories: "Best Music Instructor" and "Best Music Instruction Service".
As a classical musician she has completed Advanced Theory and playing examinations through the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Emily has earned titles such as Junior Canadian Champion, Grand Masters Junior Showcase Performer, a two time Canadian Open Duet Champion, and Canadian Grand Masters finalist.
She has worked on several session recordings as a soloist and with string ensemble. Emily released her debut CD My Passion in 2009 and released her second CD with trio Branches of Silver in 2015.
She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Honours Sciences with Minors in Biology and Music.