Composer and pianist Emili Rackemann was born in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1982 and started taking piano lessons at age 5, which soon propelled her into the world of piano composition at age eleven.


Perhaps she owes her first impulse towards the piano to her musical ancestors', naming pianist Professor Frederic Rackemann and brother Ludwig of Germany who were highly renowned for their 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 in classical piano performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University under the tutelage of Stephen Savage and Korean-born Australian pianist Young-Ah Hauser (former Kim), although after a considerable break from pursuing her early career, in 2008 Emili moved to Melbourne where she rekindled her love of composition, setting in motion eight album releases of original classical and contemporary piano music following with performances in Australia, US and the UK; her last overseas performance was at the International Composers' Festival (UK) in 2018.


While Emili is currently working on her upcoming classical album due for release mid 2022, she has also embarked on a series of minimalist piano works in collaboration with independent film-makers for her new project titled Nature Series, an ongoing initiative to help foster ones appreciation of the natural world. Her new contemporary album Meraki will also be released on 21st December, 2021.


Emili currently resides in the Victorian Alpine Region, where she continues to compose and teach piano at her private studio along with arranging for chamber music orchestras. Her most recent arrangement of Clara Schumann’s Concerto in A minor was recently premiered by conductor John Storgårds with Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu. She has also arranged for Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (Leipzig) and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania, and has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s Cum Laude Music Awards (Spain) with her classical piano composition Queens English.