Foto: Emily Smejkal (links) und Astrid Walenta (rechts)
Emily Smejkal is an Austrian musician and composer currently based in Vienna. She plays the double bass and has studied classical guitar. She spent two years living as a musician in Barcelona where she studied jazz double bass at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya; during her time in Spain she worked with several musicians including Rosa Sanchez, Arnau Obiols and Pol Omedes. Emily has experience of working in many different genres of music. Her speciality is jazz double bass but she is also working with singer-songwriters and enjoys playing traditional music from around the world including Mexico, Senegal and Brazil. Emily is currently working on several different projects and has recently played concerts with the classical guitar group Gitarrissima in Taiwan, Germany and China.