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Cuba Fantastique! Friday 10th July 2015

Friday 10th July 2015

Emma and Mestizo Duo partner, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas are thrilled to announce that they will be performing the world premiere of 2014 Grammy nominee Eduardo Martín's Concierto Mestizo for Violin, Guitar and Orchestra. 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 on Friday 10th July 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!

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



Trailer for "Lansky - the mob's money man" at QEH April 27th 2015

Watch here for the trailer for Emma's upcoming performance with The Blue Planet Orchestra, as part of an exciting world premiere at Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 27th.



Save the Children fundraiser "a night of disco" at the Roundhouse on march 5th

It was an absolute privilege for Emma to play alongside legends Sister Sledge, Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind and Fire) and Jimmy Somerville. Emma was one of four violinists invited to play with the stunning band, AllStars Collective, who provided all the musical entertainment for what was an incredible evening. As well as backing the aforementioned musical legends, they perfomed with Sophie Ellis Bextor and Florence Rawlings, of Clean Bnadit. Over £1.3 million was raised for Save the Children at the event.


Solo violin on opening credits of BBC/HBO drama, The Casual Vacancy (February 2015)

Emma can be heard playing on the soundtrack for recent BBC/HBO miniseries, The Casual Vacancy. Adapted from the adult bestseller by JK Rowling, the cast includes the legendary Michael Gambon and Julia Mackenzie.

Emma is especially featured in the opening credits, playing solo violin in a snippet of folk-inspired music written by talented duo Solomon Grey. To listen to more of Solomon Grey's music go to



Lansky - The Mob's Money Man at QEH April 27th 2015

Emma is to play for the world premiere of Roland Perrin's "The Mob's Money Man" at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday 27th April. Emma will be the only violinist playing in The Blue Planet Orchestra alongside a jazz singer, narrator and choir. This new work has been commissioned by the Crouch End Festival Chorus. In this vibrant concert drama, composer and jazz musician Roland Perrin spotlights the remarkable life of mobster Meyer Lansky – a key player in the criminal underworld who built an international gambling empire. Infused with Klezmer, New York and Cuban jazz styles, it is a vivid portrait of the ‘Mob’s Accountant’.

For more details of the concert and to book tickets CLICK HERE.