Emily Hope Price is a cellist, composer, songwriter and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is in the band Pearl and the Beard, based out of Brooklyn, and she performs and tours both with PatB as well as solo all around the great US of A. In 2004, Emily received a master’s degree in Cello Performance from Carnegie Mellon University studying with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principle cellist Anne-Martindale Williams and PSO Associate cellist David Premo. Emily relocated to Manhattan to complete a one year post-graduate program in cello performance at SUNY Purchase with cellist Julia Lichten of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Since graduating, she has performed and recorded for musicians and recording studios all over the east coast and abroad.
She and her cello have recorded for Jason Schwartzman’s HBO series Bored to Death as well as recording with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, and has performed with with Ani DiFranco, Nadia Ali, Franz Nicolay (formerly of the Hold Steady), among many others. She has performed on several national TV and radio broadcasts including NPR’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer with Pearl and the Beard and as a collaboration with renown harpist, Bridget Kibbey. She has performed in cities across the country and globe including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Miami, Chicago, Egypt, and throughout England, Germany and Romania and would love to someday live in Europe as the trees are so very nice there.
In the fall of 2010, in the process of working on her 365 Project – a song a day for 365 days – she was offered a job scoring the music for the independent film Unicorn City. Pausing work on her project to complete the score, she composed original work specifically for the film while also using work from the 365 Project. With the help of producer/engineer James Frazee, she music supervised the soundtrack as well, coordinating and finding original songs from independent bands from all around the country. The score was officially completed in the spring of 2011.
The Brooklyn-based trio Pearl and the Beard released their first full-length album, God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson, spring of 2009, followed by the Black Vessel EP. They released their second full-length album, Killing the Darlings, in the spring of 2011. They have opened for such incredible artists as Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, and Ingrid Michaelson, among others.
On June 1, 2009, she released her first solo studio-EP, The Crux and The Bluestocking. She is currently working on a full-length album which will include re-recorded and re-produced work from her 365 Project. EHP’s music may be found here or on iTunes or find Pearl and the Beard’s music at www.pearlandthebeard.com