Born in 1982, Australian composer and pianist Emili Rackemann started taking piano lessons at age five which soon propelled her into the world of piano composition at age 11, winning her first major piano composition competition at the Central Queensland Music Eisteddfod in Australia.

Perhaps she owes her first impulse towards the piano to her musical ancestors', naming pianist Profressor Frederic Rackemann and brother Ludwig of Germany who were highly renowned for their exquisite performances in the United States and Germany during the mid-nineteenth century. In 1839, pianist Ludwig Rackemann was one of the first German pianists to tour America; and in 1842, Ludwig's brother Frederic was also captivating European audiences, playing triple concertos with Felix Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann.

In 2000, Emili commenced tertiary studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia, specializing in piano performance under the tutelage of Stephen Savage (Head of Keyboard) and Korean-born Australian pianist Young Ah Hauser (former Kim).

 

Upon moving to Melbourne Victoria in 2007, Emili rekindled her love of composition and performance, setting in motion eight album releases of original classical and contemporary piano music following tours in Australia, US and the UK; her last international performance held at the International Composers' Festival (Hastings, UK) in 2018.

 

Although she is currently working on her upcoming classical album due for release in 2022, Emili has recently embarked on a series of minimalist piano works in collaboration with independent filmmakers for her new project titled Nature Series, an ongoing initiative to help foster our appreciation of the natural world. Emili is also expanding her repertoire for entry into the film industry in between arranging and teaching music in schools and at her private studio located in the Victorian High Country in Australia.