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emma tours with catrin finch and pavao quartet 2015

Emma was invited to perform with ex-royal Harpist Catrin Finch and the Pavao Quartet in 2 UK tours in May and October 2015. They were playing the music from Catrin's latest album, Tides, which was produced as a project for Water Aid. Emma was particularly excited to be performing at the Hay Festival 2015, and to be doing a live broadcast from there for BBC Radio 3's In Tune with Sean Rafferty.


Concierto Mestizo world premiere THIS FRIDAY!!!

Friday 10th July 2015

Emma and Mestizo Duo partner, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas are getting really excited about performing the world premiere of 2014 Grammy nominee Eduardo Martín's Concierto Mestizo for Violin, Guitar and Orchestra THIS FRIDAY 10th JULY. The Concierto Mestizo has been commissioned by Spencer Down and the Docklands Sinfonia (which Emma has been leading since January 2013) and they will perform it with them THIS FRIDAY at St Anne's, Limehouse.

This thrilling and exotic Cuba-themed concert will also include George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Get your tickets now for CUBA FANTASTIQUE!

Venue: St Anne's, Limehouse, Three Colt Street, London E14 7HP

Tickets: £12 (Advanced) £10 (Concessions) £15 (On the door)

Conductor: Spencer Down

Soloists: Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas (Guitar) and Emma Blanco (Violin)

  • Cuban Overture - George Gershwin
  • Concierto Mestizo - Eduardo Martín(World Premiere)
  • Symphonie Fantastique - Hector Berlioz



Rehearsals for Cuba Fantastique!

Rehearsals for Emma and Ahmed's world premiere performance of the Concierto Mestizo by Eduardo Martín are going well! Tickets still available from

THIS FRIDAY 10TH JULY 7.30pm St Anne's Church, Limehouse.....


Emma playing solo violin for C-12 production, WATSON

Funded by Arts Council England, in April 2015, C-12 Dance Theatre presented a concept that incorporated movement, live music, video and interactive software, WATSON, which had the audience set within the story inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Empty House. WATSON is a mid-large scale production that uses movement to drive the narrative, supported by video and music.  The movement is choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, the video is produced by The Light Surgeons, the music is written by Jamie Salisbury, and the production is directed by Adam Towndrow. Emma was invited to provide the live music for the R and D showing in April.


Solo violin for "Watson", new production by C-12 dance theatre. April 9th, The Albany, Deptford

Emma is excited to be taking part in a special R and D production of new C-12 Dance Theatre project "Watson", an immersive dance and video adaptation of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Empty House. The music is by award-winning composer, Jamie Salisbury.

C-12 Dance Theatre will present the concept to an invited audience on April 9th at The Albany Theatre, Deptford which will include a short physical demonstration of their movement and video research, set concept and the storyboarding of the full-length work.