Emlyn Ngai follows an active career as both a modern and historical violinist. Emlyn performs extensively in Canada and the United States with the Adaskin String Trio.  As concertmaster of Tempesta di Mare, he has performed in the US and Europe, most notably at the Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin, Magdeburger Telemann-Festtage 2022, Internationale Zerbst-Fasch Festtage 2023, and Berliner Philharmoniker Kammermusiksaal.  With Tempesta he has recorded eleven releases on Chandos.  

Emlyn holds degrees from McGill University, Oberlin College Conservatory, and the Hartt School.  His teachers have included Frona Colquhoun, Sydney Humphreys, Thomas Williams, Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer.  While studying with Marilyn McDonald at Oberlin he won first prize on baroque violin in the 1995 Locatelli Concours Amsterdam.  

Emlyn has taught at Boston University, Mount Holyoke College, and McGill University as well as Amherst Early Music, Madison Early Music Festival and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Currently he teaches violin, orchestral repertoire, chamber music and performance practice at the Hartt School, where he also co-directs the Collegium Musicum and serves as co-Chair of Chamber Music.