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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



Emma will be performing with Graffiti Classics in 3 shows at the Spiegeltent as part of the E4 Udderbelly Festival on the Southbank this summer.

Dates are:-

1st July 5pm

7th July 3pm

8th July 5pm

Tickets are £10-15 and are available from here.

Emma plays for WOW festival at Royal Festival Hall

On Sunday 11th March, Emma had the honour of sharing the stage at the Festival Hall with some truly wonderful women - Sandie Toksvig, Jo Brand, Sue Perkins, Jane Glover and Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly OBE. The final concert of the Women of the World festival was a huge success, with all music performed composed by women and all performers female. As part of the 73-piece all-female orchestra, Emma was hugely excited to be performing alongside Gaggle, all-female choir set up by good friend Deborah Coughlin.

Emma with Sandie Toksvig backstage at the Royal Festival Hall before going on stage!


Emma performs for the Queen and Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall

Emma played for the Queen and Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall at a special event at Fortnum and Masons on March 1st. As part of elegant all-female string trio, Blue Topaz, Emma was invited to play in the newly opened Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on the 4th floor of Fortnums. The Queen and her entourage were visiting Piccadilly for the morning to see the results of the recent regeneration in the area.