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Latin Perspective receives 5 Latin Grammy pre-nominations!!

Very excited to be able to post that Santiago Quartet's debut album with Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, Latin Perspective, has received 5 Latin Grammy pre-nominations this year! The CD includes works by Miguel del Aguila, Leo Brouwer and Javier Alvarez. Most votes have already been cast. Thank you to everyone for the continuous support of our music, and especially a huge thank you to those who were directly involved in this nomination.


Santiago Quartet at Classical Kicks - 30th September 2012


The line-up for Classical Kicks at Ronnie Scotts has now been confirmed for September 30th. Tickets are available now, £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Please come along and see a hugely eclectic group of performers and repertoire. I will be performing with Santiago Quartet and Ahmed Dickinson, Cuban guitar virtuoso.


Santiago Quartet to play at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club 30th September 2012

Emma's Santiago Quartet will be playing with Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas at Ronnie Scott's on September 30th as part of the second Classical Kicks night. More details to follow, but this promises to be an exciting evening with other wonderful guest appearances. Classical Kicks was launched on April 29th this year by Lizzie Ball and the first event was a huge success, with performances from stellar musicians including pianist Tom Gould, baritone Njabulo Madlala and guitarist Morgan Szymanski.


Havana Suite nominated for award in Cubadisco 2012

Emma's album, Havana Suite, released last year with Ahmed Dickinson and Hammadi Rencurrell has been nominated for an award in the Instrumental Music category.

A homage to Havana and its famous decadent beauty, the recording is a compilation of beautiful works by Cuban composer Eduardo Martin which exploits the interaction between contemporary Cuban guitar sonorities and well-known musical genres such as Rumba, Danzon, Cha-cha-cha, Changui, Bolero, Timba, amongst others.

The Cubadisco International Fair, founded in 1997 and organized by the Cuban Music Institute, is the most integral event of the Cuban Music Industry and it constitutes the most saught-after platform for exposing the main achievements of Cuban Music. The winners of its 16th edition will be announced in Havana on May 19, 2012.



Latin Perspective reviewed in The Strad (May 2012 issue)

The Strad, ".....the high point of the recording - a finale that flashes and crackles with string surges and earthy hits on the guitar's bass end....."

Emma's debut album with Santiago Quartet and Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas has been reviewed in The Strad, the string world's most important publication. To read please click here :- The Strad May 2012