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Emi Ferguson (born 1979) is an English-American flautist and composer who was an uncredited piccoloist/musician in the LeapFrog CD, 1-2-3 Sing!.

Hailed by critics for her "tonal bloom" and "hauntingly beautiful performances," she stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day instrumentalists. Emi's unique approach to the flute can be heard in performances that alternate between the silver, historical, and auxiliary flutes, playing repertoire that stretches from the Renaissance to today.

Emi was a featured performer alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon, and James Taylor at the 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony of 9/11 at Ground Zero, where her performance of Amazing Grace was televised worldwide. Emi's communication skills extend past the flute as her recent TED talk about the changing perceptions of classical music has garnered her much attention within and beyond the music world and is changing the way people look at and interact with classical music.

Emi's playing can be heard live in concerts and festivals around the world, premiering works by Wayne Oquin, Kendall Briggs, Elliott Carter, and even CPE Bach to name a few. Emi has been a featured performer at the Marlboro Music and Lucerne Festivals and is the 1st Prize winner of the National Flute Association's prestigious Young Artist Competition, the New York Flute Club Young Artist competition, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Competition, the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. This past season has included concerti performances in New York City, Miami, San Marcos, Boston, and Concord in addition to solo recitals and collaborations with ensembles.

Most recently, she released her 2017 album, "Amour Cruel [Evil Love]".