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Emma leads Buckingham Palace Society Big Band and Orchestra

On Monday 17th December Emma led the Buckingham Palace Society Big Band and Orchestra in an evening of entertainment for the Queen's Christmas staff party.

Conducted by prolific producer and songwriter, Mike Batt, and with a stellar vocal line-up in Gary Wilmot and Trudy Kerr, the Orchestra gave 2 performances starting with a light Classical selection and going into showstoppers from the likes of Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra.


A fabulous evening was had by all involved!



Emma's performance that evening has led to her being invited to take up the role of Leader of the Docklands Sinfonia, an exciting and vibrant young orchestra whose key players and Conductor were all involved in this project at Buckingham Palace. See for news and concert diary.


Piano Trios at the Guildford Institute September 20th 2012

Emma will be performing in an evening recital of piano trios alongside musicians Jonathan Hennessey-Brown (of the Santiago Quartet) and Robert Clark (Principal Pianist and Head of Music for The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden) on Thursday 20 September at 7.30pm at the Guildford Institute.

The recital will formally celebrate the arrival of a new Bechstein Grand piano. The programme will include Dvorak's Dumke Trio and Piazzolla's Seasons and Oblivion.

Members £20, non-members £25 (includes refreshments). Proceeds will go towards a proposed redevelopment project. For tickets and further information please contact the Institute on 01483 562142 or e-mail


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.